This fall SPAM is delighted to team up with the Colonial, Racial, Indigenous Ecologies (CRIE) working group and the Critical Anthropocene Research Group (CARG) at Concordia to host the Critical Anthropocene Speaker Series: Global, Decolonial, Critical Race Approaches for a Multispecies World. Speakers include Beck Pearse and Dinesh Wadiwel, who gave a fantastic talk in September, and Andil Gosine, Natasha Myers, and Radhika Govindrajan, coming up. Here are the details and links to register!
Andil Gosine on Nature′s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean
October 15, 2021, 8am pacific / 11 am eastern
Sensing Sentient Lands: Detuning Settler Common Sense and Uprooting Colonial Restoration Ecology in an Urban Oak Savannah
November 12, 2021, 8am pacific / 11am eastern
Radhika Govindrajan on Animal Intimacies
December 3, 2021, 2pm pacific / 5pm eastern
About the Critical Anthropocene Speaker Series
This virtual lecture series covers issues spanning human and animal lives, multispecies worlds, Indigenous and Black ecologies, queer climates and inhuman geologies. Our three research groups share an interest in exploring the tensions of the Anthropocene, which centres the disproportionate “geological agency of humans” (Chakrabarty, 2009, p. 208) in bringing about climate change, ecocide, and geological upheaval, yet overlooks the long histories of Black, Indigenous and racialized peoples who have frequently been excluded from an insular category of humanity.