Environmental Political Theory
Virtual Community


Community co-chairs:

  • Ross Mittiga (Catholic University of Chile)
  • Andy Scerri (Virginia Tech)

Contact information:


Virtual Community member login


Community focus and purpose:

The EPT Virtual Community will workshop new, unpublished works in the area of Environmental Political Theory and host discussions of EPT-centered interdisciplinary collaboration.

Types of events planned:

We will have monthly events organized into four-session “seasons.” Each season will feature three works-in-progress sessions and one session on interdisciplinary collaborations. Papers for works-in-progress sessions will be circulated in advance.

Format for works-in-progress sessions:

  • [5-10 minutes] Author introduces and contextualizes the work, highlighting areas of particular concern.
  • [10-15 minutes] Pre-selected volunteer discussant begins the conversation by identifying key problems or raising questions.
  • [65-75 minutes] Audience Q&A, moderated by the group’s co-chairs.
Format for interdisciplinary collaboration sessions:
  • [15-20 minutes] Presenter(s) offer a case study of interdisciplinary collaboration, highlighting challenges and/or lessons learned.
  • [70-75 minutes] Group discussion, moderated by the group’s chairs.

How to join this virtual community:

Regular WPSA membership dues include participation in the Virtual Communities program along with discounted registration fees to WPSA’s in-person conference, subscriptions to its two journals, and eligibility to participate in all other WPSA activities. For scholars and students who are interested in participating only in the Virtual Communities, WPSA offers a limited membership that does not include any other benefits. We encourage everyone who can to join WPSA as a full member to help sustain the Association.

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