Jayson Porter

Jayson Maurice Porter is an environmental writer and historian who received his PhD from Northwestern in 2022 and currently holds postdoctoral positions at the Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society and the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to his academic scholarship, he is writing a book tentatively titled Held: Multispecies histories of black relations to place and power.

More from Jayson Porter

Black and white photo of girl with a cotton plant

Rings of Fire

Arsenic cycles through racism and empire in the Americas.

Group of eleven older men posing with a large taxidermy fish

Fish Hacks

Often dismissed as a “trash fish,” the porgy anchors black maritime culture.