Environment Seminar Series: Environmental Ethics and Marginalized Wisdom: Chasms, Bridges, Flight Patterns

When and Where

Wednesday, October 04, 2023 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Chris J. Cuomo


About the Seminar

How might we rethink and reclaim the nature and depth of diverse relationships in environmental decision-making without reproducing colonial relationships, sexist dynamics, and oppressive hierarchies? This talk will present insights from feminist and indigenous philosophies and politics.

About the Speaker

Chris J. Cuomo is Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Studies at the University of Georgia, and an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the Institutes for Native America, Latin-American, and African-American Studies. The author and editor of many articles and several books in feminist, postcolonial, and environmental philosophy, including "Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Responsibility," and "Against the Idea of an Anthropocene Epoch." Her book, The Philosopher Queen, a reflection on post-9/11 anti-war feminist politics, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and an APA book award, and her work in ecofeminist philosophy and creative interdiciplinary practice is influential among those seeking to bring together social justice and environmental concerns, as well as theory and practice. She has been a recipient of research grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Ms. Foundation, the National Council for Research on Women, and the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, and she has been a visiting faculty member at Cornell University, Amherst College, and Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.


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