Feminist Approaches to Environmental Politics
When: Thursday, 1 June 2023, 3:15 – 4:45 PM EDT
Canadian Political Science Association Meeting, Congress 2023, York University
This roundtable brings together scholars with a shared interest in feminist and intersectional approaches to environmental politics and the examination of environmental challenges through a gendered lens. Collectively, our approaches to these issues encompass a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, and different forms and locations of community, practice, and policy engagement. This roundtable discussion will cover themes that reflect our collective interests and ongoing work, including: 1) gendered experiences and impacts of environmental resource extraction and climate change, and of environmental protection interventions – including among Indigenous communities, and especially in relation to land and water; 2) relationships between environmental and gendered power and violence, and responses and resistances to these; and 3) conceptions of environmental care, justice, and sustainable futures that challenge extractivist, colonial and settler colonial, and gendered forms of violence. We explore these dynamics in a range of ‘localised’ contexts and across boundaries and borders, and in their ‘everyday’ and intimate as well as more public political and global dimensions. Bringing together scholars adopting feminist approaches to the study of these issues from varied perspectives and in varied contexts, the more flexible format of this roundtable will provide an opportunity to engage in deeper dialogue on our respective approaches, experiences, and understandings, and to discuss areas of shared interest as well as directions for collective and collaborative work. In turn, this supports our broader aim of facilitating community-building in this important area of research, community engagement, and political action.
Sarah Marie Wiebe, Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Gabrielle Daoust, Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia
Katie Mazer, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Acadia University
Rebecca Hall, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Development Studies, Queen’s University
Chair: Leah Levac, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph
This Canadian Political Science Association roundtable is sponsored by York University’s Centre for Feminist Research with support by the Feminist Digital Methods Research Cluster.
Feature Image: 2020 Women’s March, Washington DC, USA. “Because it is.” by risingthermals is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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