Deciding to not order the tuna or eel at a restaurant won’t save those dying species. But imagining a new kind of “multispecies thriving” might.
Melody Jue is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Drawing on her experience of becoming a scuba diver, her book Wild Blue Media: Thinking through Seawater (Duke University Press, 2020) develops a theory of mediation specific to the ocean. She is the coeditor, with Rafico Ruiz, of Saturation: An Elemental Politics (Duke University Press, 2021), and the coeditor, with Zach Blas and Jennifer Rhee, of Informatics of Domination (Duke University Press, under contract). Her articles appear in Grey Room, Configurations, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Resilience.