Environmental Justice / Climate Justice (EJ/CJ)
Conveners: Alenda Chang, John Foran, Summer Gray, Hahrie Hahn, Ken Hiltner, Melody Jue, ann-elise lewallen, David Pellow, and Richard Widick
Today’s most pressing environmental problems come to us nested inside an historical moment characterized by growing racial and gender formations of economic inequality, increasingly neoliberal and authoritarian political institutions, ongoing degradation of human rights and public discourse, and pernicious forms of institutional violence that cut across and exacerbate each of these concerns.
The EJ/CJ research hub studies these global contours of environmental and climate injustice, investigates their deep structures and histories, and seeks to intervene in their current political, cultural, economic, and social practices and discourses by engaging the social movements, discursive productions, and policy measures that address them.
Our collective efforts proceed by producing critical knowledges; building transformative knowledge networks that bridge the academic, social movement, and policy domains; and actively intervening publicly in each of these crucial arenas.
November 5, 2015
To advance the Center’s mandate of facilitating global studies research at UCSB, the Orfalea Center supports new research initiatives that focus on global and transnational themes and issues, and continues to reach out to researchers across the campus for potential collaboration. To that end, we are proud to announce the […]