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Unsettling Ecologies Lecture Series - Kai Bosworth

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown Alley Room
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Kai Bosworth, Assistant Professor of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
“‘This land is our land’: Private property, settler colonialism, and the affective territories of
populism in pipeline opposition movements”

A lecture series sponsored by the University of Richmond Department of English, the programs in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies.

The 2019-20 lecture series highlights some of the most provocative interdisciplinary work being done in the environmental humanities. The title of the series—Unsettling Ecologies—invites us to ask at least three questions: How does a focus on ecology unsettle traditional ideas of personhood, politics, and ethical living? How does mainstream ecological thought need to be unsettled by more radical ideas about how we may survive climate catastrophe? And how does thinking seriously about ecology require us to grapple with the colonial projects that animate almost all the pernicious environmental problems we face?