Professor Cheramie Publishes “Lost Graves of the Morganza Floodway” in Places

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Kristi Cheramie published an article in Places that highlights her work on the Morganza Spillway. The publication is co-authored with Mike Pasquier, assistant professor of religious studies at LSU, and features work from Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture graduate students Matthew Seibert and Ben Wellington.

During the 2011 Mississippi River “Flood Fight,” engineers intentionally flooded a wide swath of rural Louisiana that had been designated for that purpose in the 1930s. Over the course of a year, Cheramie and Pasquier investigated the story of a small African American Baptist church relocated by the Army Corps of Engineers—a story “embedded in a deeper forgetting about the place of human activity in a precarious landscape.”