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Discussion

Global Souths / Native Norths

11.18.2022 12:00 PM

Event Summary

The historical geographies of extractivism and empire cut across the division between “Global North” and “Global South.” This roundtable brings together scholars working on the Russian and North American Arctic, Brazil, and Lebanon for a conversation across regions rarely placed in the same frame. We will trace the surprising parallels and uncanny connections between histories of energy extraction and ecological transformation on very different colonial and capitalist resource frontiers. We will explore, too, sources of hope: the nodes of resistance and alternative imaginaries generated by projects of Indigenous and decolonial worldmaking.

This event is part of the Environmental Studies Workshop and the Fossil Capitalism in the Global South project at the Neubauer Collegium, and additionally supported by the Urban Theory Lab and the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU).

This event will also be available to attend as a Zoom webinar.

Cover Image: Lat/long graticules of coordinate systems centered on Glacier Bay, Alaska, and Belo Monte dam, Brazil, with processed satellite image underlays. Satellite image source: Maxar Technologies / CNES Airbus

Speakers

Alexander Arroyo

Speaker

University of Chicago

Elizabeth Chatterjee

Speaker

University of Chicago

Bathsheba Demuth

Speaker

Brown University

Matthew P. Johnson

Speaker

Harvard University

Owain Lawson

Speaker

University of Toronto

Jen Rose Smith

Speaker

University of Wisconsin