Contemporary political, popular, and scientific narratives are haunted by crisis: existential risks of food and water insecurity, systemic economic instability, and climate change. From the perspective of organizations for global governance, such “grand challenges” dem...

This session seeks to investigate the limits of imagination around urban energy transitions, by elaborating upon recent efforts to bring discussions of energy justice into conversation with (urban) political ecology (Franklin and Osborne 2017; Hilbert and Werner 2016)....

How does refiguring bodies, life, and even earth itself in ecological terms both seemingly dissolve and reinvoke scale? Today, the increasing interest in the macro concept of the Anthropocene (both in terms of planet and epoch) is coupled with a proliferation of intere...

In this session, we invite participants whose work engages with intersectionality to examine social power within development interventions. The concept of intersectionality – originally coined by Crenshaw (1989) – has been developed through vital contributions from cri...

The structures of white supremacy and settler colonialism operate in tandem through control of the natural environment and the drive toward capitalist gain (Tuck and Yang, 2012; Pulido, 2016). Racial and environmental violence are intimately intertwined and have effect...

The critical importance of fresh water resources is highlighted year after year at international conferences and in policy documents by numerous international development institutions, state governments, and municipalities. The 2018 United Nations World Water Developme...

This CFP welcomes papers examining forms of knowledge production, collaborative research, and dynamics of power and domination that infuse the socio-ecological relations of capital. This knowledge/power nexus includes the entanglement of bodies, social relations, and n...

In this session we invite participants investigating environmental management and development interventions, and their biophysical outcomes, that emerge from science distortions, research biases and environmental narratives that mischaracterize human interactions with...

Despite the rise in publications focusing on the emotional geography of academic spaces, there is a lack of practical responses to the neoliberal atmosphere of universities. Scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines have discussed the necessity of emo...

Nexus thinking has evolved over the last several years as a means of conceptualizing relationships and entanglements within complex socio-natural systems. In particular, scholars studying human-environment relations are increasingly using a “food-water-energy nexus” fr...

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