Ina Kim, University of California - Irvine; Kim Fortun, Univercity of California, Irvine; Tim Sch├╝tz; Misria Shaik Ali;

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 irradiated spaces, exploring diverse questions: How, for example, do radiation hazards combine with other environmental hazards in different places, and how are combined hazards recognized and governed? What data practices and ideologies have emerged as people continue to live in irradiated spaces? What are the continuing and new challenges of radiation governance going forward? 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. 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: inahk@uci.edu, kfortun@uci.edu, tschuetz@uci.edu, s.a.misria@gmail.com

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

Published: 04/07/2023