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More-than-human geographies of COVID-19: Species, inequalities, vulnerabilities

Start / End Time: 9:00 AM / 10:15 AM (Mountain Standard Time)

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More-than-human geographies of COVID-19: Species, inequalities, vulnerabilities

Type: Panel
Theme: Geographers Respond to COVID-19
Sponsor Groups: Animal Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 9:00 AM / 10:15 AM (Mountain Standard Time)
Room: Virtual Track 3
Organizers: Elizabeth Lunstrum, Stephanie Rutherford
Chairs: Elizabeth Lunstrum


This panel will generate a conversation across more-than-human geographies and geographies of conservation and the wildlife trade to shed light on the roots of the coronavirus, the politics of responding to it, and how it might reshape human-nonhuman relations.

Questions for panelists include:

1. Roots of COVID-19: Given the information we have, how should we understand the roots of COVID-19? [What frameworks help us understand this crisis and how? What questions should we be asking?]

2. Response: How might COVID-19 and our response to it reshape human-nonhuman interactions?

3. Representation & Justice: How is understanding of COVID-19 and responses to it caught up in questions of representation? What would a more just discourse look like?

4. Further Connections: How could your work more broadly help us understand different facets of the novel coronavirus. Possible topics include:
* Porous and calcified borders and boundaries
* Intimacy and distance between humans and nonhumans
* Debates on environmental destruction, biodiversity, the wildlife trade, etc.
* Inequality, capitalism, and/or colonialism

5. Broader, overarching question: What should a more-than-human research agenda of the covid-19 look like?


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Elizabeth Lunstrum Boise State 5
Panelist Rebecca Wong 9
Panelist Neel Ahuja 9
Panelist Bruce Braun University of Minnesota - Minneapolis 9
Panelist Rosemary-Claire Collard Simon Fraser University 9
Panelist Elizabeth Lunstrum Boise State 9
Panelist Stephanie Rutherford Trent University 9
Discussant Stephanie Rutherford Trent University 15

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