Save the dates: November 14-15, 2020
Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal
My research on climate change adaptation is squarely situated within the domain of climate justice. Beyond paying attention to uneven distributions of climate impacts among historically marginalized communities, my work aims to understand the ways in which formal adaptation responses (policy and development) threaten to reproduce the social vulnerabilities and inequalities which they intend to redress. Ethnographically, I trace the (re)production of social inequality and vulnerability through climate resilient development in the Peruvian Andes, and argue that climate adaptation in this context constitutes a governing rationality that justifies the continuation of historic land grabbing and the coloniality of power in the Cordillera Blanca.
Collaborative Survival and the Politics of Livability in Transitionary Times