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Komencanto Eterna

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Komencanto Eterna

M.A. Student, Graduate Enrichment Fellow


Areas of Expertise

  • Political Ecology
  • Queer Ecologies
  • Youth Liberation
  • Grassroots Organizing


  • B.A. in Political Ecology (self-designed major) The Ohio State University

Komencanto Eterna is a first-year MA student in the department. She is focused primarily on power and politics as it relates to language, land, space, and age. Her academic background is in political ecology, queer theory, and geography. Komencanto's current research focuses on the following: queering earth systems, youth liberationist epistemologies, and comparative social movements. She primarily employs arts-based and autotheoretical methodologies to conduct her research; she is also a grassroots organizer and poet.


Selected Works

Book Review   Eterna, Komencanto. (In Press). Using Personal Experience to Develop Unschooling Theory: A Book Review of Raising Free People by Akilah Richards. The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning.

Collaborative Fieldwork Project   Planting Change: The Impacts of a Medicinal Plant Sanctuary, Center for Folklore Studies, June 2022. https://cfs.osu.edu/archives/collections/ohio-field-school/planting-change-impacts-medicinal-plant-sanctuary