Seeking participants for an Environmental Justice panel
We’re putting together a panel for the 2015 convention of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) to be held in Spokane, WA, on February 21-24. We’re interested in scholarship that addresses unexpected ways in which environmental justice discourse is deployed. The types of questions that may be addressed by panel participants include:
- How are traditional environmental justice strategies or discourses being applied in new contexts?
- How are new environmental justice discourses being applied in familiar contexts?
- What are the ways in which corporations or industries adopt/co-opt the discourses or strategies of environmental, climate, or energy justice?
- How has intersectionality (and related fields such as queer theory or critical race theory) changed the way we think about environmental justice?
- What theoretical innovations might assist us in thinking differently about environmental justice?
- How have environmental discourses addressed the issues of poverty and class?
- In what ways have shifting issues of poverty and class been addressed and/or theorized by environmental communication scholars?
If interested, please submit your 250-300 word abstract by Friday, August 22nd. We will confirm panel participants before the September 1st deadline. Direct any questions to Jen Peeples at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-797-7440.
See you in Spokane!
Pete Bsumek, Jennifer Peeples, Jen Schneider, and Steve Schwarze