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Jennifer Ladino

Jennifer Ladino

Jennifer Ladino is an associate professor of English at the University of Idaho. Her teaching and research focuses on representations of nature—understood as landscape, symbol and everyday environment.

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Jennifer Ladino: Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism

By: - July 6, 2019

When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my “Smokey Bear” hat carried some serious emotional baggage. As I later wrote in my book, “Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature,” park visitors saw the hat as an icon […]