Graduate Student Roundtable | Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Injustice
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 12-1:15 p.m.
Host: Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme
In celebration of its inaugural Society of Fellows cohort, the Global Arts + Humanities is holding a series of roundtables led by our graduate student research grant recipients. For these events, graduate students will come together to discuss how cross-disciplinary collaborations and methodologies have shaped their research and creative practices in the area of human rights.
In Roundtable One, panelists will discuss historical and persisting issues of environmental injustice. Topics will include:
- Cold War-era Rockefeller Foundation agricultural grants (in what was then Rhodesia). Insights from diplomatic archives concerning French nuclear tests in the 1960s and uncertainty around the ramifications of these tests.
- Present-day coalitional activist efforts against the petrochemical industry in “Cancer Alley” Louisiana through Black women’s digital storytelling.
- Children’s right to water and the inclusion of their voices in empirical research and policy concerning water insecurity.
- Across these contexts, the panelists will discuss what we can gain from interdisciplinary methodological considerations of environmental injustice.