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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 feminist environmental scientist, science and technology studies (STS) scholar, and an activist. Liboiron is an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she directs Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), a feminist laboratory that specializes in citizen science and grassroots environmental monitoring of marine plastic pollution. Her STS work focuses on how invisible yet harmful emerging phenomena such as toxicants from marine plastics become apparent in science and activism, and how these methods of representation relate to action. Liboiron also runs Discard Studies, an interdisciplinary hub for research on waste and wasting.  She is working on a manuscript about plastic pollution as a form of colonialism.