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Climate and Environmental Justice

May 17, 2018 - June 7, 2018

REMOTE LECTURE SERIES: A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Lecture Series

Hosted by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UCSB

This is an exciting event, as you will not need to travel to campus, but rather are welcome to view the lectures online any time from this Thursday, May 17th to Thursday, June 7th. Our reason for taking this unusual approach is environmental, as an astonishing third of our campus’s carbon footprint comes from air travel.

Registration
Visit the conference site and watch the video lectures

 

PANELS

(To view talks and Q&A sessions, click on the panel title. Select the speaker’s name for abstract.)

1. Climate and Environmental Justice: Politics of Resistance
Protecting the Power to Pollute: Identity Co-Optation, Gender, and the Public Relations Strategies of Fossil Fuel Industries, Shannon Bell
Improve Your Habitat to Survive in the Long RunDerrick Jensen

2. Psychological Approaches to Climate Justice
Feminist Resources for Addressing the Emotional Dimensions of Climate Change, Lesley Head
The Intergroup Foundations of Climate Change Justice, Janet Swim

3. Transspecies Perspectives on Climate Justice
Butte’s Berkeley Pit: Towards Posthumanist Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Era, Louise Economides
Parasitic Geostories: Rabies and Multispecies Precarity in Bali, Phillip Drake
Remember Kinglake, Kate Rigby

4. Climate Justice and the Ecological Imagination
Climate Justice and Material Ecocriticism, Serpil Oppermann
Guerrilla Narrative in the Wasteocene, Marco Armiero
Telling the Right Story: a Working-Class Ecology (WCE) Narrative, Stefania Barca

 

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Marco Armiero (Associate Professor of Environmental History and the Director of the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden), “Guerrilla Narrative in the Wasteocene”

Stefania Barca (Senior Researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES/UC)), “Telling the Right Story: a Working-Class Ecology (WCE) Narrative”

Shannon Bell (Associate Professor, Virginia Tech), “Protecting the Power to Pollute: Identity Co-Optation, Gender, and the Public Relations Strategies of Fossil Fuel Industries”

Phillip Drake (Assistant Professor of English, University of Kansas), “Parasitic Geostories: Rabies and Multispecies Precarity in Bali”

Louise Economides (Professor of English and the Director of the Literature and Environment Program at the University of Montana), “Butte’s Berkeley Pit: Towards Posthumanist Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Era”

Lesley Head (Professor, University of Melbourne), “Feminist Resources for Addressing the Emotional Dimensions of Climate Change”

Derrick Jensen, “Improve Your Habitat to Survive in the Long Run”

Serpil Oppermann (President of European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment), “Climate Justice and Material Ecocriticism”

Kate Rigby (Professor of Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University and Monash University), “Remember Kinglake”

Janet Swim (Professor of Psychology, Penn State University), “The Intergroup Foundations of Climate Change Justice”

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Start:
May 17, 2018
End:
June 7, 2018
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