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A few of the 50 plastics ingested by a dovekie from Newfoundland. Her peers ate 0-5 plastics. The high ingestion rate is an anomaly in the study. Image by Max Liboiron, 2016.

Max Liboiron is a science and technology studies (STS) scholar, environmental scientist, and activist. As an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University, Liboiron directs Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), a feminist, anti-colonial marine science laboratory that specializes in grassroots environmental monitoring of plastic pollution.  An in-progress manuscript builds on this work to articulate pollution as a form of colonialism. Liboiron also runs Discard Studies, an interdisciplinary hub for research on waste and wasting and is the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) at Memorial University.