Environmental Humanities Works in Progress

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JHI Environmental Humanities Network Working Group

170 St. George Street, JHB room 617

Dr. Uahikea Maile

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

As the Thirty Meter Telescope threatens to desecrate and destroy the sacred mountain Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi island, mountain protectors are blockading construction of the multinational corporate development project that galvanizes police violence for neoliberal techno-scientific progress. This talk presents new research on how the State of Hawaii—a US settler-state in Hawaiʻi—declares mountain protectors as agents of environmental destruction, which reveals a settler-state of exception that anxiously attempts to assert territorial sovereignty when Indigenous people reterritorialize land in order to defend and cultivate more-than-human relationships with it.


Dr. Çağdaş Dedeoğlu

Research Associate, The Center for Critical Research on Religion

Recently, Turkey has started to attract scholars working in the broader environmental humanities field. However, the studies related to the environments in Turkey are still limited; the attempts of linking environment, religion, and politics are rare. The latter mostly focuses on the relationship between religious identity and environmental attitude. This study, instead, seeks to contribute to the debate by investigating whether dogmatism at the individual level causes a lack of environmental attitude in Turkey. It also seeks to understand whether this relationship is associated with the political ideology of individuals.

Friday 6 December 2019, 12-2pm, Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street), Room 617

RSVP requested: caroline.holland@mail.utoronto.ca

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