POLLEN newsletter: May

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Dear POLLEN members and friends (with apologies for X-posting), 

Greetings and welcome to our monthly POLLEN update. We are happy to have received a number of interesting new publications and opportunities, and to once again welcome new nodes! Many thanks to everyone who sent in their valuable contributions again this month. We hope everyone enjoys reading all about it in this newsletter.  


We are pleased to welcome another contribution to our archive of Political Ecology syllabi: Political Ecology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (Belgium), contributed by Mihnea Tanasescu. The full list of syllabi can be found here

From our friends at Entitle

The big picture – a political ecology comic essay by Zully Rosadio 

Political Ecologies of Waste: Salvaged Livelihoods and Infra-structural Labour by Benjamin Irvine 

A case for small climate stories by Dylan M. Harris 

Traveling abroad to “save” the planet by Laura Betancur Alarcón 


Borras, S.M., 2019. Agrarian Social Movements: The Absurdly Difficult but Not Impossible Agenda of Defeating Right-wing Populism and Exploring a Socialist Future. Journal of Agrarian Change (Forthcoming). 

Dunlap, A., 2019. Revisiting the wind energy conflict in Gui’Xhi’Ro/Álvaro Obregón: interview with an indigenous anarchist. Journal of Political Ecology, 26(1), pp.150-166. 

Hjort, M., 2019. Who should be governed to reduce deforestation and how? Multiple governmentalities at the REDD+ negotiations. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, p.2399654419837298. 

Nepomuceno, I., Affonso, H., Fraser, J.A. and Torres, M., 2019. Counter-conducts and the green grab: Forest peoples’ resistance to industrial resource extraction in the Saracá-Taquera National Forest, Brazilian Amazonia. Global Environmental Change. 

Nightingale, A.J., 2019. Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World, Taylor & Francis. Available at: https://books.google.nl/books?id=i0-QDwAAQBAJ

Marijnen, E. and Verweijen, J., 2019. The charcoal challenge in DRC’s Virunga. LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa blog. Available at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2019/03/25/virunga-charcoal-trade/ 

Pungas, L., 2019. Food self-provisioning as an answer to the metabolic rift: The case of ‘Dacha Resilience’ in Estonia. Journal of Rural Studies, 68, pp.75-86. 

Tanasescu, M. and Constantinescu, S., (forthcoming). How Knowledge of the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is formed: report from the Danube Delta. Environmental Values. Available at: http://www.whpress.co.uk/EV/papers/1695-Tanasescu.pdf 

Watkins, C., The field and the work: Hybridity as mantra and method. Geographical Review. 


Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University, is one of the partners for the EIT RawMaterial-funded Briefcase Project to teach children about minerals. For further information, please visit the following link: https://youtu.be/GA8bHjefBfc 

Environmental Justice Conference 2019: Draft programme released. The ‘Transformative Connections’ conference will take place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, on 2 July – 4 July 2019. A Draft Conference Programme is now available to view on the conference website. To register go for the conference go to: UEA online store 

Position: Research Associate (Postdoctoral). Department: Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies 

Deadline: June 3, 2019  

Requirements: Completed Ph.D. in Human Geography, Environmental Studies, or a related social science field, on community (preferably Indigenous-led) engagements with oil pipelines. Job Duties: The Research Associate will draw upon their own prior and/or ongoing research to collaborate with members of the Horowitz Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on comparative analyses of community engagements with oil pipelines, in the aim of publishing peer-reviewed journal articles. The position is for nine to twelve months (negotiable). Begin Date: 7/1/19 (negotiable). Percent Time: 100%. Salary: $48,000 annually, minimum (depending on experience), plus benefits. 

To Apply: Please send a CV, two sample publications, and two reference letters (sent directly) from your Ph.D. supervisor(s) and/or people with whom you have collaborated on publications, to Dr. Leah S. Horowitz at lhorowitz@wisc.edu

We are pleased to announce a new full-time postdoctoral vacancy in the Development & Knowledge Sociology Working Group at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), in Bremen, Germany. Please feel free to re-circulate this note.  
We welcome applicants from all fields in the social sciences including human geography, social and cultural anthropology, development studies, political science, gender studies, philosophy, sociology and more. Envisioned starting date – July, 2019.  
Application deadline: 31 May, 2019; more information on the call/ToR can be found here.  
Please do not hesitate to email Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge (anna-katharina.hornidge@zmt-bremen.de) for further information. 

The Political Ecology Society (PESO) announces the 2019 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2019. 

NEW NODES – Welcome to POLLEN! 

Best wishes, 

Marleen Schutter, Ben Neimark, John Childs, Simon Batterbury, Patrick Bigger, James Fraser, Giovanni Bettini, Katharine Howell 

POLLEN secretariat, Lancaster University 




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