Many of CHR's
Reading Groups have begun meeting and you can take a look at the list
of groups on our website to see if there's one you might be interested in joining. You'll find meeting dates and more details about planned discussions/readings under CHR's
upcoming events. Please
email Reading Group coordinators directly indicating your interest. Some groups are continuing virtually; others will meet in person.
This week, we'd like to highlight two groups that have open slots:
Environmental Justice Reading Group is an interdisciplinary
group of scholars that meets monthly to discuss readings that fit under the umbrella of environmental justice. We interpret the field broadly, including not only scholarship that self-identifies as environmental justice but also that which is more generally
concerned with nature and power. What are the theories of “justice” mobilized by EJ scholars and social movements? With
an eye towards exploring the range of different answers to this question, we will begin an orienting survey of major approaches, then we will critically evaluate a different emphasis in the EJ literature each month from October until January.
What can we learn about “justice” by analyzing the responses to environmental injustice? From
February to May, we will examine the range of different responses to environmental injustice and the theories of change that they enact. The group is open to all
regardless of their existing level of familiarity. We facilitate challenging and, most importantly, constructive conversation. To join, please
contact Levi Van Sant ([log in to unmask]) or Todd Stafford ([log in to unmask]).
The Postcolonial/Decolonization Reading Group
sees itself as a community of scholars interested in engaging in conversation on topics pertaining to the history of colonialism, the work of decolonization, forms of empire, imperialism, and neo-colonial experiences. We hope to look at the theoretical, political,
economic, and cultural intersections within postcolonial theory and decolonization movements found in texts, media, and the arts and how to apply that knowledge to teaching, scholarship and activism. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and
faculty. Email Shauna Rigaud to join ([log in to unmask]).
Research talks by CHR's fall 2021 Residential Fellows
will begin in October.
We look forward to seeing you both virtually and in person this semester!
Finally, please see the attached
flyers for information on how to participate in our new Northern Virginia Working Group and
a new Workshop, "Writing for the Public."
We're still gauging interest for now (feel free to help us spread the word!) but we expect to have more information for you about these opportunities in the coming weeks.
Alison Landsberg (Director)
Catherine Olien (Associate Director)
Center for Humanities Research (CHR)
6320 Horizon Hall
George Mason University