Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian

Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian is a professional mycologist who researches fungal taxonomy, symbiosis, and ecology. She also studies philosophy of science and queer theory, exploring how science is informed by our sociopolitical landscape. Her work “The Science Underground: Mycology as a Queer Discipline” appears in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. Her forthcoming book, Forest Euphoria, will be published by Spiegel & Grau.

The Magnetism of Eels

Documenting an endangered American eel population in the Muhheakantuck River, a professor of natural history sees our own biology mirrored in the evolution, migration, and sexuality of these slinky ocean dwellers.