ICA Blue Sky Workshop: Broadening Participation in Environmental Communication Research

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Event Dates: 
May 28, 2022
Hybrid Session: Hyatt - Regency 10+11 (Hyatt) and Zoom


This Blue Sky Workshop aims to bring together scholars working (or interested) in expanding and/or challenging the status quo and the western-centric approaches in environmental communication research. This workshop aims at opening spaces for conversations about a reimagined environmental communication research field. We hope that the discussions will serve as a foundation for a special issue in the journal Environmental Communication.

Together, we will reflect on the following themes and share our ideas and experiences as part of the workshop:

  • What are the major limitations and gaps in environmental communication research and practice from an international perspective?
  • How can our field acknowledge and incorporate multiple epistemologies, theories, and methods that build on lived experiences of diverse populations around the world?
  • What are some innovative ways to overcome barriers to building and to sustain international academic and advocacy networks? What resources can we create to promote inter- and transdisciplinary research in the field(s) of environmental communication field?