79. Environmental Injustice Global Record: Rural Spaces

Philipp Baum, ZIRS Halle; Kim Fortun, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences; Tim Sch├╝tz, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences; Margaret Tebbe, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences;

This open panel proposal is part of a larger set focused on varied different kinds of problem spaces (rural, urban, irradiated and educational) dealing with environmental injustice. Papers on this open panel will focus on rural spaces, exploring diverse questions: What, for example, are the special challenges in work to characterize environmental injustice in rural spaces? How is environmental injustice in rural spaces governed, and what are governance gaps? How do rural landscapes and labor histories condition contemporary environmental governance? The panel extends from and will contribute to the Environmental Injustice Global Record project, designed to connect geographically distributed people working on similar problems, to connect research to teaching, and to build transnational webs of support with community partners. Through side-by-side development of analyses and digital archives focused on environmental injustice in different settings, collaborating researchers are striving to advance both the theory and practice of environmental governance. Presentations on this panel will both share new work and comment on the broader projects' shared analytic framework, digital infrastructure and overall design. New collaborating researchers are welcome. In line with the theme of the conference, the panel aims to contribute to building networks of solidarity between researchers around the globe and among affected communities. The panel is designed to support the commitments of 4S to gather in Honolulu in a way that draws in Hawaiian peoples and issues, building new relationships that can be sustained long beyond the conference itself.

Contact: philipp.baum@posteo.de, kfortun@uci.edu, tschuetz@uci.edu, mtebbe@uci.edu

Keywords: Governance and Public Policy, Energy and Extraction, Environmental/Multispecies Studies, Participatory research; Social Movements

Published: 04/07/2023