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Research Project

The Logic and Politics of Climate Change

2017 – 2018

Project Summary

Where and how should the humanities and social sciences intervene in debates about climate change in order to place the science-policy nexus on more ethically, epistemically, and politically responsible foundations?

Research Team

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

University of Chicago

Dipesh Chakrabarty’s research interests are in modern South Asian history and historiography, in postcolonial theory and its impact on history-writing, and in comparative studies of questions and politics of modernity.


He is a founding member of the editorial collective of...

Elizabeth Chatterjee

Elizabeth Chatterjee

Assistant Professor of Environmental History and the College

University of Chicago

Elizabeth Chatterjee is a historian of energy and the environment, with a focus on India from 1900 to the present. Her research explores how non-Western energy histories disrupt conventional understandings of capitalist development, the social dynamics of climate change, and green political...

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College; Chair, Department of Anthropology

University of Chicago

Working at the intersection of science studies, environmental studies, media studies, and critical theory, Joseph P. Masco's scholarship examines the material, affective, and conceptual force of technological revolution and its aftermaths.

He is the author of three books, including...

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