The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality is hosting several panels this summer that have been organized by an interdisciplinary team of graduate student organizers from across GCWS member institutions. This was originally intended to be our SP20 graduate student symposium but has been reinvented into separate panels due to campus response to COVID in March 2020. These panels are free and open to everyone.
EcoFeminisms: Rethinking our Interdependencies with the Planet
July 30, 2020 at 11:00-12:30PM
This panel seeks to critically engage with heritage from environmental justice and ecofeminisms by asking questions such as: In the current time of environmental crisis, how can we build affective solidarities with the planet? What lessons can we learn from past debates and how to move toward sustainable feminist futures without essentializing human beings, nature, or technologies?
· Natali Valdez, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
· Banu Subramaniam, Professor and Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
· Amy Agigian, Associate Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University
· Heidi Hutner, Professor of Sustainability and English, Stony Brook University