Seeking participants for an Environmental Justice panel

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Call for submissions
August 22, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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 or 435-797-7440.

See you in Spokane!

Pete Bsumek, Jennifer Peeples, Jen Schneider, and Steve Schwarze