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News Posted on May 26, 2016

Professor Pruitt Publishes Op-ed in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt has published an op-ed, co-authored with Marti Olesen, in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (also appearing on Arkansas Online) regarding the conservation of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. The article concerns the environmental and economic problems caused by a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)--a 6,500 hog operation--located on a creek that feeds into the Buffalo.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.