Dr. Adriana Premat


University of Western Ontario


Dr. Carolyn Finney (Moderator)


University of Kentucky

Meeting Details


Keynote: 'Public Political Ecology: A Philosophy of Praxis in the Age of the Anthropocene'

Dr. Tracey Osborne

School of Geography and Development

Director of the Public Political Ecology Lab

University of Arizona


Welcome Address: Changing the Field: Constructing Authority Outside and Inside the Academy

Dr. Rebecca Lave


Indiana University

Plenary Panel: 'The Rose That Grew From Concrete: Nature, Divergence, and the Politics of Urban Transformation'

Dr. Sapana Doshi

Geography and Development

University of Arizona


Dr. Nik Heynen


University of Georgia

Special Track: Ecologies of Food, Agriculture, and Justice

February 25-27, 2016

DOPE 2016 hosted nearly 300 scholars, environmental professionals, and activists from around the world, and included over 200 paper presentations. The conference featured a keynote address by Dr. Tracey Osborne (University of Arizona), a rousing welcome address by Dr. Rebecca Lave (Indiana University), and a plenary panel with discussion from Drs. Sapana Doshi (University of Arizona), Nik Heynen (University of Georgia), and Adriana Premat (University of Western Ontario). Field trips explored regional sustainable agriculture, Lexington history, the Kentucky bourbon industry, and, for the first time, Mammoth Cave!