WEGO workshop on Feminist Political Ecology and Environmental Justice

image by Siti Maimunah and Alice Owen

Siti Maimunah and Alice Owen organised a workshop to introduce the theoretical and methodological practices of Feminist Political Ecology to Environmental Justice research. This workshop was organised as part of the Environmental Justice Conference 2019: Transformative Connections.

Photos by Siti Maimuna and Alice Owen

As well as pursuing transformations towards sustainability and environmental justice, FPE researchers are also pursing transformations of the ethics, methods, epistemologies and practices of research.

Photos by Siti Maimuna and Alice Owen

In this workshop participants were invited to join members and associates of the WEGO network to explore the key insights and perspectives that have come from the practices of doing FPE research. FPE researchers were invited to prepare short responses to questions which formed the basis of a facilitated discussion exploring key themes such as scholar-activism, ethics, scales and methods in relation to their work with struggles for environmental justice. The discussion then broke off into a ‘world cafe’ where all participants  joined conversations exploring key themes and shared their own research experiences. The workshop was recorded with the intention that it can become a learning resource.

Conference Outputs

We have been working hard to update our Global Environmental Justice group website with some conference outputs, so please take a look.
You can view and download the graphic records at this UEA Global
Environmental Justice flickr page.
You can view the conference videos at the Environmental Justice
Conference 2019 playlist on YouTube. We are still in the process of
editing some of the sessions, they will be added to this list as they
are completed.
Some people had asked if the conference presentations would be available
on the website. We have considered this and decided it won’t be
possible. We would encourage delegates to contact specific presenters
directly and request that presentations be shared that way. You can find
contact email addresses for all presenters in the Abstract Book.

Background paper and follow up papers

The conference background paper remains on the conference website and
please let us know if you have any particular feedback that you didn’t
have a chance to share.
At the moment we have not planned any special issue publications but do
feel free to pursue any ideas yourselves and let us know if we can
assist.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *