Political​ ​Ecologies​ ​of​ ​Subjectivity​ ​and​ ​Landscape​ ​Formation

As studies on the co-production of subjects and landscapes have drawn from a variety of traditions to understand how racialized, gendered, sexualized, classed subjectivities are intricately connected with ideas and practices of the environment (Darier 1999; Moore et al 2003; Mortimer-Sandilands and Erickson 2010). With this panel we seek to create a space to talk across geographic and temporal periods of investigation to explore differential aspects of subject and environment formation and the various logics patterning their creation. We are particularly interested in scholars doing work that employs a methodology of political-ecology, or other methodologies focused on the production of human- and extra-human natures.

As we are seeking to diverse array of topics and participants, we welcome discussions of sources from archives to paintings to ethnographies, on a broader range of spatial and temporal scales ranging from the planetary anthropocene to a minute in the microbiome.

Possible themes for papers include:
Settler-Colonial Landscapes, Settler-Colonial Subjects
Racializing Landscapes, Racialized Subjects
Gendered Environments & Subjects
Landscapes and Subjectivities of the Anthropocene
Logics and Landscapes of the State and Capital

Producing Time, Producing Space, Producing Natures

Please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) to both Joshua Eichen (eichen069@umn.edu) and Joseph Getzoff by (getzo001@umn.edu) by November 26th. Those applying will hear if they are accepted to the panel or not on November 29th.



Darier, Eric, ed. 1999. Discourses on the Environment. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.


Moore, Donald S., Jake Kosek, and Anand Pandian, eds. 2003. Race, nature, and the politics of difference. Durham: Duke University Press.

Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona and Bruce Erickson, eds. 2010. Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

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