Ecologies of Social Difference Bibliography:

This bibliography highlights academic research that investigates the ways that gender, race, class, caste, and sexuality affect and shape people’s interactions with the environment. The purpose of this bibliography is to provide a resource for scholars interested in issues of social difference, inequality, and critical studies of nature/environment.

Citations have been compiled by searching various online databases. Searches were conducted using combinations of the following terms: gender, feminism, race, racism, class, caste, ethnicity, environment, political ecology, ecology. Abstracts were primarily pulled directly from journals or online publishing resources. We welcome additions to the bibliography. Please email suggestions to This bibliography is a project of the Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice Thematic Network at the University of British Columbia.

Ecologies of Social Difference Bibliography

In addition, the Ecologies of Social Difference Research Network has compiled a document listing various online multimedia resources for all ESD members to use as a tool for research, teaching, or just to learn about topics of interest. Access links are also provided.

Ecologies of Social Difference Multimedia-Resources

Suggestions for either of these lists can be sent to

Other Resources: 

Indigenous Environmental Justice Annotated Bibliography

While not an exhaustive compilation, this bibliography should provide a helpful starting point for research as it summarizes leading literature on critical topic areas relating to Indigenous environmental justice, including recently published book chapters, articles, and reports. The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project is a 5-year SSHRC-funded initiative based out of York University, led by Professor Deborah McGregor.

Water Researchers of Colour Database

Produced by two Water Institute students at the University of Waterloo, the Water Researchers of Colour database is a resource adding to numerous efforts in the last year to raise awareness of people of colour in the multiple disciplines intersecting with water.

Reading List of Black Geographers

This webpage is a collection of work by Black geographers, and additional recommended readings on Black geographies and anti-Blackness in the United States and Canadian contexts. It is by no means a comprehensive or exhaustive review of Black scholarship in this area. This has been compiled by students and faculty at UBC Geography.

Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi

This anti-racist syllabus is for people realizing they were never taught how to be anti-racist. How to treat all the racial groups as equals. How to look at the racial inequity all around and look for the racist policies producing it, and the racist ideas veiling it. This list is for people beginning their anti-racist journey.

Indigenous Water Governance in British Columbia and Canada: Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography summarizes literature on key topic areas relating to Indigenous water governance, with a primary geographic focus on British Columbia and Canada.

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