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The Western

Environmental Political Theory Virtual Community

Community Co-Chairs
• Ross Mittiga, Instituto de Ciencia Política, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
• Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University

How to Participate:
If you’re interested in participating, please contact:
Ross Mittiga, ross.mittiga@uc.cl

How to Support
WPSA is not requiring any fees or membership dues to participate in its Virtual Communities during the 2020-2021 Pilot Program. Many people are volunteering their labor to make that possible, a model that will not be sustainable if we are to continue offering this program on a more permanent basis.

If you would like to support this initiative now and increase its viability for the future, please consider donating to help pay for administrative and IT costs. We especially invite participants who are not currently dues-paying members of WPSA to contribute. We suggest a sliding-scale of $5-$25 as you are able. You may contribute here: https://www.wpsanet.org/forms/donation.php

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The EPT Virtual Community will workshop new, unpublished works in the area of Environmental Political Theory and host discussions of EPT-centered interdisciplinary collaboration.

Intended Participants
Anyone interested in Environmental Political Theory, broadly construed.

Purpose
To create on-going conversations among EPT scholars and, through our interactions, enhance our scholarly work and public scholarship.

Kinds 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.

Upcoming Events
Information about upcoming events will be posted here and on the unified Virtual Communities calendar at www.wpsanet.org/virtual/calendar.php as events are scheduled. Convert event times to your local time zone at www.worldtimebuddy.com.

Workshop
Date: September 24, 2020 Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM PT(Convert to your local time at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/)
Event Details:
Workshop
Author: Lisa Ellis (U. Otago)
Title: "Aviation Exceptionalism in the Age of Covid"

Contact for Access:
Ross Mittiga (ross.mittiga@uc.cl)
Gwen Ottinger (ottinger@drexel.edu)

 

Workshop
Date: October 29, 2020 Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM PT (Convert to your local time at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/)

Event Details:
Workshop
Author: John Meyer (Humboldt State University)
Title: "Populism as Climate Justice’s Pharmakon"

Discussant: Mauro Caraccioli (Virginia Tech)

Contact for Access:
Ross Mittiga (ross.mittiga@uc.cl)
Gwen Ottinger (ottinger@drexel.edu)

 

Workshop
Date: November 19, 2020 Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pacific (Convert to your local time at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/)
Event Details:
Workshop
Author: Steve Vanderheiden (UC Boulder)
Title: “For the Trees Have no Tongues: Biofeedback, Speech, and the Silencing of Nature”
Contact for Access:
Ross Mittiga (ross.mittiga@uc.cl)
Gwen Ottinger (ottinger@drexel.edu)

 

Workshop
Date: December 10, 2020 Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pacific (Convert to your local time at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/)
Event Details:
Workshop
Interdisciplinary workshop featuring Breena Holland (Lehigh U.)
Contact for Access:
Ross Mittiga (ross.mittiga@uc.cl)
Gwen Ottinger (ottinger@drexel.edu)