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New collection tackles the social, political, and environmental problems of Muskrat Falls

New collection tackles the social, political, and environmental problems of Muskrat Falls

By MUPress Staff Date: December 03, 2021

Helmed by associate professors Stephen Crocker and Lisa Moore, Muskrat Falls: How a Mega Dam Became a Predatory Formation offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the social, political, and environmental problems produced by the mega project.


For more than a decade now, the $13 billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam has been generating a never-ending assemblage of crises in the public life of Newfoundland and Labrador. In a new collection, a wealth of interdisciplinary voices come together to investigate topics ranging from Indigenous resistance to the dam, the role of journalism and social media, and the science and politics of methylmercury and geophysical stability.

Muskrat Falls compiles research, scholarly essays, interviews, original artwork, photographs, and a short story, all impelled by the mega dam, and brings together contributions from engineers, public critics, journalists, artists, and academics.

The Editors

Stephen Crocker is an associate professor of sociology at Memorial University specializing in social and political theory, media studies, and Newfoundland society and culture. He is the author of Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media (Palgrave 2013) and of numerous essays and works in social theory and Newfoundland culture.

Lisa Moore has written three collections of short stories, Degrees of Nakedness, Open, and Something for Everyone, three novels, Alligator, February, and Caught, as well as a stage play, and a young adult novel, Flannery. A new novel, This is How We Love, is forthcoming in May 2022. Lisa is an associate professor in the English Department at Memorial University, where she teaches creative writing.