Intersectional environmental justice is an essential component to critical environmental justice. It builds on Black feminist thought to expand notions of and engagements with what constitutes environmental injustice, and it seeks to interrogate how activists and the state respond to the systemic processes of racial and gendered violence. Intersectional EJ asks scholars to push beyond a focus on distributional, procedural, and recognitional justice and toward a multi-scalar, intersectional lens to examine the matrices of domination that are interwoven with state violence and indispensability (Collins 2000; Pellow 2017; 2018). In this session, we seek to bring together scholars who use intersectionality to examine the processes of environmental justice theoretically, methodologically, or through praxis. We are particularly interested in ways that scholars and activists challenge what the environment and environmental justice mean through their work.
This session is being organized in collaboration with the session stream on Critical Environmental Justice organized by Erin Goodling and Anthony Levenda.
Collins, Patricia Hill. 2000. Black feminist thought: Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Rutledge.
Pellow, David Naguib. 2018. What is critical environmental justice? Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
|Presenter||Erin Goodling*, University of Oregon, Houseless Community Exposure to Environmental Hazards||20||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Ellen Kohl*, St. Mary's College of Maryland, "Some 'we's weren't part of we:" Inclusion and exclusion in environmental justice activism||20||3:25 PM|
|Presenter||Pavithra Vasudevan*, University of Texas - Austin, “Flesh”ing Out Racialized Toxicity: Black Feminist Materialism||20||3:45 PM|
|Presenter||Nicole Fabricant*, , Destiny Watford, United Workers Free Your Voice, Over-Burdened Bodies and Lands: Industrial Development and Environmental Injustice in South Baltimore||20||4:05 PM|
|Discussant||Kishi Ducre Syracuse University||20||4:25 PM|
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