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Sam Coren is a writer, public scholar, and creative practitioner whose research interests include the U.S. built environment, urban ecology and infrastructure; environmental history and feminist science and technology studies.

As a PhD candidate in American Studies, Sam is currently working on a dissertation titled Watershed Metropolis: a partial history of the Providence River and its lifeworlds.

Sam has also written for academic and popular outlets including Contingent Magazine, Doors Open RI, The Journal of Planning History, and The Journal Flux (pending). In 2019, he co-organized a daylong series of events titled ReSeeding the City, which brought together participants from diverse knowledge traditions to share their perspectives on the entwined lives of humans, plants, and other life forms in urban New England. He has also exhibited as a research-based artist at sites in Providence and upstate New York, exploring the afterlives and animacies of industrial landscapes.