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English Professor to Discuss Her New Book on Glitter

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Nicole Seymour, Graduate Advisor for Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of English, will present a talk titled “Ecologies of Glitter” at the Environmental Studies Grad-Faculty Colloquium on Thursday, March 3, at 7pm on Zoom. Everyone in the CSUF community is invited to attend at: (if prompted, passcode is 383915).

This talk will be drawn from Dr. Seymour’s new book, Glitter, with Bloomsbury’s “Object Lessons” series ( She will discuss recent controversies over glitter’s role in plastic pollution as well as attempts to develop non-plastic, biodegradable glitter alternatives—many of which have been marketed to LGBTQ+ communities. Dr. Seymour thereby positions this seemingly-frivolous substance as a site for exploring contemporary environmental and cultural politics.

Nicole Seymour