The Westwood Lab’s MES student, Manjulika Robertson and her colleague, Kyle Conway, published a paper in Environmental Humanities, “Oil as Solution to the Problems of Oil: The American Petroleum Institute and the Petromodern Paradox”. This paper takes a deep dive into the 1950’s Petroleum School Series of educational booklets published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The research uncovers the narratives embedded in the curriculum that worked to gain the consent of American’s to continue exploiting the resource and promise a future where petroleum acts as a sustainable solution to the anthropogenic climate change and other issues, caused by petroleum. Congratulations MJ!!
Citation: Conway, K., & Robertson, M.E. (2021). Oil as Solution to the Problems of Oil: The American Petroleum Institute and the Petromodern Paradox. Environmental Humanities, 13(1), 45-65. https://doi.org/10.1215/22OI011919-8867197