In the short time that has passed since the November 8, 2016 presidential election, we have seen a terrifying combination of increases in reports of hate crimes, and the steady development of a presidential administration that emphasizes white supremacy, an...

Organizers: Karen Stevens, Justin Carlson, Megan Parker, and Katharine Alexander (University of Kentucky)

Archaeologists are in a unique position to offer insight into how people in (pre)history interacted with their surrounding ecosystems, and how they have coped with...

Coastlines are points of convergence, where marine, terrestrial, and human systems come into contact. They are the edges of these systems, full of complex interactions, processes, and politics. Coastal areas are places where natural forces—rising sea levels, storms, er...

Human-environment interactions are complex, dynamic and deeply political. While the potential value of interdisciplinary research in capturing these interactions is well recognized, ideological, epistemological, and methodological challenges have often prevented greate...

In this call for (non)papers, we ask: Should political ecology move away from critique-as-judgment? What do more experimental forms of critique (and academic knowledge production more broadly) look like? How can we use speculative/science fiction as a tool for envision...

Fossil fuels continue to be the material basis of the global capitalist economy despite increased pressure to create transparency (e.g., the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) and cleaner energy sources. Financialization is a useful way to examine the relat...

Whether sentinels or symbionts, companions or invaders, nonhuman species have long been engaged in human responses to crises. From the canary in the coal mine to the plastic-eating bacterium Ideonella sakainesis, nonhumans are materially and theoretically implicated in...

We invite papers that address the historical dimensions of any concept or topic relevant to political ecology. As many summary texts have emphasized (e.g. Neumann 2005, Zimmerer and Bassett 2003, Robbins 2011), political ecology and environmental history have much in c...

Food is simultaneously a vital human necessity, a commodity with a volatile exchange value, and the object of over half of all human labor (Galt, 2013). Understanding labor as the force that mediates a dialectical relationship between humans and non-human nature, we vi...

Political ecologists have drawn on a broad range of theories and methods to understand the social and material dimensions of infrastructure.  Whether examining the planetary scale of infrastructures connecting urban spaces and global production-consumption networks (Ar...

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