Author Archives: Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier

Mathilde is a mathematician born and raised in Montreal.
Drawing of a cargo ship viewed from behind. The drawing and text are black against a teal background. Ship is called "BURNOUT." Below the ship, handwritten text reads "a zine about academia, travel, & climate change."


Clara del Junco and Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier In this post, we’re sharing some excerpts from Burnout: a zine about academia, travel, and climate change that we put together over the course of the past months, in the time freed up by the hiatus in travel. The excerpts we’ve chosen for Platypus include 1)  Our C*****n F*******t Calculator, along with our reflections on the limited utility of any carbon footprint tool; 2) Part of an essay by Riley Linebaugh, putting academic air travel into the context of global inequalities perpetuated by academic institutions; 3) A comic by Hannah Eisler Burnett that documents her transatlantic trip on a cargo ship. (read more...)