POLLEN December Newsletter

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

Thanks to all your input, we have a filled-up newsletter with plenty of exciting new publications, conference and course announcements, blog posts and job openings. As we have reached the end of 2019 and therefore the last newsletter of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous engagement with POLLEN and making it a great network of cooperation in political ecology! 

NOTE: the updates below are a copy of the original newsletter, and therefore might not contain all hyperlinks and media. To access the original with full content, as well as to see previous newsletters, follow this link: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=71814a42a0d2d8f390cbee1be&id=3fe97edf35

Happy Holidays and New Year,

Best wishes,
POLLEN Secretariat

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REMINDER: Documentaries and podcasts We have added a page to the website with a list of documentaries and podcasts in Political Ecology. It is a constantly growing list, and we have received a number of suggestions already. However, we would appreciate even more input to make it more comprehensive. If you have any suggestions, send an e-mail to: 
politicalecologynetwork@gmail.com 

2020 American Association of Geographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Michael Watts for receiving the 2020 AAG Lifetime Achievement Award for his influential work on ‘political ecology, vulnerability and resilience, agrarian political economy, the social production of famine, oil and development, and environmental justice – all conducted through a fine-grained ethnographic, political, and deeply historical engagement with Nigeria and West Africa’. Read about the award here.
Publications and books

Arora-Jonsson, Seema, 2019, “Indigeneity and Climate Justice in Northern Sweden” in Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya Kurian, and Debashish Munshi  (eds) Climate Futures:Re-imagining Global Climate Justice, Zed Books. 

Arora-Jonsson, S., Agarwal, S., Colfer, CJP., Keene, S., Kurian, P., Larson, A. (2019) SDG 5: Gender Equality: A Precondition for Sustainable Forestry. In Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and Peoples, 146-177. 2019

Arora-Jonsson, S., Ågren, M. (2019) Bringing Diversity to Nature: Politicizing gender, race and class in environmental organizations? Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 

Belcher, O., Bigger, P., Neimark, B. Kennelly, C. (2019). Hidden carbon costs of the everywhere war: Logistics, geopolitical ecology, and the carbon footprint of the US military. Royal Geographical Society. Regular Paper

Brad, A. and Hein. J. (2019) Die Transnationalisierung von Agrarkonflikten? Globale NGOs, transnationales Kapital und lokaler Widerstand in Sumatra. In: Miessner, M. und M. Naumann (Hrsg.), Kritische Geographien ländlicher Entwicklung. Westfälisches Dampfboot, Münster in Westfalen.

Dondanville, T.W. & Dougherty, M.L. (2019) Porousness and Peru’s moratorium on genetically modified organisms: stakeholder epistemologies and neoliberal science, Environmental Sociology, 

Ernwein, M. 2019. Les natures de la ville néolibérale: Une écologie politique du végétal urbain. Grenoble : UGA Editions. 

Flachs, A.(2019) Cultivating knowledge: Biotechnology, sustainability, and the human cost of cotton capitalism in India. Receive a 30% discount by ordering from here and using the discount code AZFLR.

Hanaček, K., Roy B., Avila, S., and Kallis, G. (2020). Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins.Ecological Economicshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106495

Klepp, S. and Vafeidis, A. T. (2019): Long-term adaptation planning for sustainable coasts. In: DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin150(3), 113-117.

Klepp, S. and Herbeck, J. (2019): Decentering Climate Change: Perspekiven auf Umweltmigration in Europa und in Ozeanien. In: Knecht, Michi, Römhild, Regina et al. (Hg.) Decentering Europe. Postcolonial, postbloc perspectives for a reflexive European Ethnology. Bielefeld.

Kolinjivadi, V., Vela-Almeida, D., Martineau, J. (2019). Can the planet be saved in Time? On temporalities of socionature, the clock and the limits debate. In Environment and Planning E

Kotsila, Panagiota, and Giorgos Kallis. “Biopolitics of public health and immigration in times of crisis: The malaria epidemic in Greece (2009–2014).” Geoforum 106 (2019): 223-233.

McDermott, C.L., Acheampong, E., Arora-Jonsson, S. (2019) SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – A Political Ecology Perspective. In Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and Peoples, 510-540. 2019

Neimark, B., Osterhoudt S., Blum, L. & Healy, T. (2019) Mob justice and ‘The civilized commodity’The Journal of Peasant Studies

Rauchecker, Markus (2019): “The Territorial and Sectoral Dimensions of Advocacy – The Conflicts about Pesticide Use in Argentina”, in: Political Geography, 75, 102067.

Schubert, H., Rauchecker, M., Caballero Calvo, A., Schütt, B. (2019): “Land Use Changes and their Perception in the Hinterland of Barranquilla, Colombian Caribbean”, in: Sustainability, 11(23), 6729.

Tulaeva, S.A., M.S. Tysiachniouk, L.A. Henry and L.S. Horowitz. 2019. Globalizing extraction and Indigenous rights in the Russian Arctic: The enduring role of the state in natural resource governance. Resources 8(4): 179-199Open access.

Windey, C. & Van Hecken, G.(2019) Contested mappings in a dynamic space: emerging socio-spatial relationships in the context of REDD+. A case from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Landscape Research. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2019.1691983
From our friends at Undisciplined Environments

Why Green is Not Enough: Creating Relational Well-Being in Children Through Urban Play Spaces, By Carmen Pérez del Pulgar

Emergenciocracy: why demanding the “climate emergency” is risky, By Giacomo D’Alisa

On Bolivia: For peace, democracy and indigenous-popular self-determination, By Undisciplined Environments*

El pequeño Pödelwitz global resiste, by Emiliano Teran Mantovani

How green gentrification is compromising Seattle’s last affordable neighborhood, By Helen Cole
Conferences, Calls for Papers and Applications

CfA: PhD Course ‘Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice’. Organised by IFRO, held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark May 11-15 2020. Deadline to apply: 1 February 2020. Read more here.

CfP: Sea Economies: Labour, Infrastructure and New Techno-Environmental Horizons, EASA2020, Lisbon, Portugal 21-24 July, 2020. See full description here

CfP: Folklore, Geography and Anthropology: ways of knowing water / landscape / climate in the Anthropocene, RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future, London, UK. 4-7 June, 2020. Read more and submit a paper here.

CfP: Green Criminology in the Anthropocene. One-day Symposium, Northumbria University, 16 January 2020. See details here

CfA: STEPS Centre Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability, Brighton, UK, 11-22 May 2020. Open to PhD and recent post-docs, deadline 26 January. See full details here.

CfP: Ethnographies of energy production in times of transition, 8th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, Italy. For more information and submission details, click here

Lecture and panel discussion POLLEN2020: Antipode will be staging a lecture and panel discussion in Brighton. We invite presenters who represent both the political commitment and intellectual integrity that characterises the sort of work that appears in the journal. Professor Jun Borras will be our speaker and we’d be delighted if you could join us for his lecture and the panel discussion and reception. 
Blog posts, Articles, Podcasts

Vela-Almeida, D., Kolinjivadi, V., Windey, C., Van Hecken, G., Moreano, M., Kosoy, N. (2019) The Path to net-zero emissions must include divestment, decolonization and resistance. The Conversation

Vela-Almeida, D. (2019). Inside Ecuador’s mass movement against neoliberalism. Rabble

Massarella, K. (2019). What is transformation anyway? Conviva Research

Kolinjivadi, V. (2019) Why a ‘Green New Deal’ must be decolonial. Aljazeera

PODCAST: Benjamin Neimark on the Hidden Carbon Costs of the ‘Everywhere’ War, a report on the Pentagon’s massive carbon footprint, co-authored with Cara Kennelly, Oliver Belcher and Patrick Bigger.
Jobs and Other news

Open Position – Resident Lecturer in Political Ecology, The School for Field Studies, Peru. Download the full job description here.

New M.Phil – From the next academic year, there will be a new M.Phil course in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin. Admissions for students starting next September are already open. See programme description here

Two tenure-track faculty positions – Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. See details here

Masters by Research – Flower Power: Impacts of photovoltaic solar energy on floral resources for pollinators. Lancaster University. See full position description here.

New Book Promo Film: Our friends at Convivial Conservation have created a great illustrative video about their forthcoming book ‘The Conservation Revolution’. Their network ‘offers a new and integrated approach to understanding and practicing environmental conservation. It is a Whole Earth vision that responds to the major ecological, social and political-economic challenges facing people and biodiversity in the 21st century’. See their video by following this link for English, and this one for Spanish, or see their website here.

Materials from ESRC STEPS Symposium are now available to see on this website. It includes a range of blog posts, articles and podcasts un the Politics of Uncertainty. 

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