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CANCELLED – Upcoming Event: Dr. Sharlene Mollett March 25

CANCELLED – Upcoming Event: Dr. Sharlene Mollett March 25

Ecologies of Social Difference presents: Dr. Sharlene Mollett “Land, servitude and embodied histories-of-the-present: Troubling residential tourism space-making on Panamanian Caribbean” When: March 25, 12:00pm Where: Buchanan Tower, Room 1099 PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully this event has been cancelled due to the University’ closure amid the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Please return to the ESD website soon for […]

Past Event: Dr. Pronoy Rai February 26

Past Event: Dr. Pronoy Rai February 26

Ecologies of Social Difference presents: Dr. Pronoy Rai “Seasonal masculinities: seasonal labor migration, masculinities, and gender relations in rural Western India” When: February 26th, 12:00pm Where: Buchanan Tower, Room 1099 Abstract: In this talk, I examine seasonal labor migration in rural western India to understand gender negotiations in the course of labor migration. Based on […]

Past Event: Dr. Malini Ranganathan November 2nd

Past Event: Dr. Malini Ranganathan November 2nd

Ecologies of Social Difference and the Social Justice Institute present: Dr. Malini Ranganathan Racial Liberalism and the Coloniality of Urban Ecologies When: Thursday November 2nd, 12-1pm Where: Rm 1099, Buchanan Tower 1873 East Mall, UBC Lunch Provided Synopsis: How do we understand lead poisoning in water pipes, land dispossession and evictions, and real estate speculation on […]

ESD Annotated Bibliography

Ecologies of Social Difference Bibliography The University of British Columbia’s Ecologies of Social Difference Thematic Network (Social Justice @ UBC Network) is pleased to announce the release of an initial draft of an Annotated Bibliography on the intersection of inequality/social difference and critical nature studies/political ecology/environmental justice. This bibliography highlights academic research that investigates the […]

Past Event: Dr. Kim TallBear February 24th

Past Event: Dr. Kim TallBear February 24th

Ecologies of Social Difference and the Social Justice Institute present: Dr. Kim TallBear, University of Alberta. Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexualities When: Wednesday February 24th, noon Where: Jack Bell Room 028 This talk—a developing theoretical intervention—will serve as a provocation to think through the entangled politics of ethical non-monogamy, nurturing extended family and […]

Upcoming Event: Dr. Katie Gillespie March 3rd

Upcoming Event: Dr. Katie Gillespie March 3rd

Ecologies of Social Difference and the Social Justice Institute present: Dr. Katie Gillespie Placing Angola: Race, coloniality and human-animal encounters at the Louisiana State Penitentiary When: Mar 3, 11am – 12pm Where:Room 028, Jack Bell Building 2080 West Mall The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is a site embedded with historical U.S. legacies of plantation […]

Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India

Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India

Dear colleagues, Please join me to celebrate the publication of my new book, Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). The UBC book launch will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 5pm at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, followed by a reception. Afterwards, from 7pm […]

People of the Land:  Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance September 22-23

People of the Land: Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance September 22-23

People of the Land:  Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance September 22-23, 2015 UBC | Unceded Coast Salish Territory   People of the Land: Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance will bring together two Indigenous leaders from the Mapuche Nation –Alberto Curamil and Miguel Melin– with Indigenous activists and scholars from North America […]

Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz – March 11

Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz – March 11

Water, Women and Rights: Rural Water Supplies, Drip Irrigation, and the (Re)Feminization of Agrarian Labor in India In this presentation, Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz argues that there is a (re)feminization of domestic and agrarian labor in the rural Global South as a result of inconsistent water development programs. Drawing on a case from northwestern India, he discusses […]

“Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier” with Dr. Tania Li – February 25 and 26

“Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier” with Dr. Tania Li – February 25 and 26

The Ecologies of Social Difference Working Group is hosting Dr. Tania Li from the University of Toronto at UBC on February 25th and 26th. As part of this visit, we’ve organized several events of particular interest for graduate students in addition to her scheduled lecture. 1) Dr Li’s public lecture: “Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on […]

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