What Outer Coast is doing through COVID-19

26 March 2020

Dear Friends of Outer Coast,

COVID-19 is in our communities and on all our minds. We at Outer Coast hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in this challenging time. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments closely and working to understand the implications for future Outer Coast programs. At this point, we have determined that it is too early to make a call on the Summer Seminar and will continue in our preparations. If there are any changes to our plans, we will share updates immediately.

We have finalized our faculty and course offerings for the Summer Seminar and have an exceptional slate:


The Economics of Rural Alaskan Water Utilities

Barbara Johnson

Natural Resources and Sustainability Program

University of Alaska Fairbanks


Indigenizing Futures: Healing Within and Against the Anthropocene

Sol Neely

Associate Professor of English and Philosophy

University of Alaska Southeast (for a second year!)


Living a Democratic Life

Joel Schlosser

Associate Professor of Political Science

Bryn Mawr College


Tlingit Language and Indigenous Studies

X’unei Twitchell

Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages

University of Alaska Southeast (for a third year!)



Interested in these courses? The Summer Seminar application deadline is April 1.

Apply for the Summer Seminar

Know a student who would be a good fit? (100% of all admitted students’ financial need will be met.)

Nominate a student for the Summer Seminar

We wish you good health in this uncertain moment. Please reach out if you want to help, have ideas, or want to chat. We’re eager to hear from you.


Bryden and the Outer Coast team

Contribute to Outer Coast


<< Back