Samm Newton

Email: snewton4@wisc.edu

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Samm Newton

My work aims to pair marine humanities scholarship with creative practice. I have always desired to more deeply understand the interface between humans and marine systems and the processes that connect us. The intention behind both my creative and scholarly practice is to inspire others to see the oceans with a reinvigorated intensity, and deeper sense of history and place. I plan to continue looking at the intersection between marine systems, environmental science, and coastal communities while at UW-Madison by studying offshore drilling and petrochemical culture in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad.