Aleksandra Jach: What do you think about the popularity of the term Anthropocene? Do you see continuity in thinking about the environment from 1960s till now?
Nance Klehm: I am forty-nine years old, which means I was born in 1965. A lot of the teachers I had were either very influenced by the environmental movement, or they resisted it. Feminism was also a very strong influence from the time among the teachers I had. Most of my growing up took place in the 1970s, and these things were in the background, although my parents were farmers so they were a bit more conservative in their thinking. While I was at the University, I was surrounded by adults who were really asking questions about a place for women in the world, the way we address our environment, land use, ecology.