Shiloh Krupar

Culture and Politics Program

Georgetown University


Irus Braverman

Law and Geography

SUNY Buffalo

Meeting Details


Keynote: 'Disrupting Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Interspecies
Relations and the New Materialisms

Kim TallBear

Anthropology and Native American & Indigenous Studies

University of Texas- Austin


Welcome Address: 'Trickster Science or Why Political Ecology Won't Go Away'

Paul Robbins

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Wisconsin- Madison

Plenary Panel: 'Governing Nature'

Laura Ogden (Moderator)


Dartmouth College


Jake Kosek


University of California- Berkeley

February 26-28, 2015

DOPE 2015 hosted nearly 400 participants and 50 panel sessions across myriad disciplinary and research affiliations from all over the world. The conference featured a keynote address by Dr. Kim TallBear (University of Texas) and a plenary panel with discussion from Drs. Jake Kosek (UC Berkeley), Shiloh Krupar (Georgetown), and Laura Ogden (Dartmouth). Field trips explored regional sustainable agriculture, Lexington history, and the Kentucky bourbon industry. Sadly, due to severe weather, we had to cancel an address by Dr. Paul Robbins and a field trip aimed at coal mining by mountaintop removal.