CFP – Succession: Queering the Environment

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Succession: Queering the Environment

A NiCHE Series

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2020

Draft Deadline: May 15, 2020

Series Publication: June 2020


In ecology, succession is a series of progressive changes made in a community over time. These changes often lead to higher diversity in an environment.

Succession: Queering the Environment will explore the changes that occur within environmental history and related environmental studies when queer people, non-humans, systems, and ideas are centred.


We seek proposals for Succession that:

  • Feature LGBTQIA2S+ folks interacting with and thinking about the environment and non-human animals in the past and present.
  • Reimagine environmental topics using queer theory or a related queer lens.

Succession will:

  • Feature environmental history, but we also welcome environmental humanities, queer ecology, and related interdisciplinary pitches.
  • Feature traditional blog articles, but we also welcome pitches for relevant poetry, art, photo essays, audio projects, video projects, etc.

We also seek:

  • An individual willing to write a literature review to begin the series.

Send a 100-300 word proposal describing your proposed submission and how it relates to the field of environmental history/studies more broadly and a short bio to Jessica DeWitt, jessicamariedewitt@gmail.com, by February 15, 2020.

Applicants will be alerted of their submission status by the end of February. Please also email any questions or other inquiries to Dr. DeWitt.


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Jessica DeWitt is a historian of the American and Canadian environment, editor, and digital communications strategist. She is an editor and social media editor for NiCHE.

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