Agenda

Conference Location:

Temple University Center City

Rooms 521 and 520

1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

Opening

8:15-8:30am

Opening and welcome

Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Elisabeth Wilder, PhD Student in Sociology, Northeastern University

Keynote 

8:30-9:25am

David N. Pellow, Program Chair and Dehlsen Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project, University of California, Santa Barbara

Toward a Critical Environmental Justice: Policing, Prisons, and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Introduction: Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Morning Break

9:25-9:40am

Refreshments provided

Session I: Barriers to Equity and Diversity

9:40-10:40am

  • Michelle Jacob, Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Oregon
  • C.N.E. Corbin, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
  • Amy Lubitow, Associate Professor of Sociology, Portland State University

Facilitator: Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Session II: Inside Looking Out

10:45am-12:00pm

  • Tracy Perkins, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology, Howard University. “Origin Stories.” At the Crossroads of Protest and Policy: Three Generations of California Environmental Justice Activism
  • Michael Warren Murphy, Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Pittsburgh. Whiteness in the Web of Life. Rethinking Race and Environment with a Postcolonial Environmental Sociology
  • Anne Saville, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Florida; Alison E. Adams, Assistant Professor of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Florida. Seeking Justice, Critical Environmental Racism, Intersectionality, and Black Women Farmworker Activism

Presider: Raoul Liévanos, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

Discussant: Lauren Richter, Research Fellow, Silent Spring Institute and Northeastern University Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI)

Lunch & Community Conversations

12:00-1:00pm

Meals provided by Birchtree Catering

Community conversations with local organizations

Keynote

1:00-1:55pm

Robert D. Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University

The Politics of Pollution: Fighting to Protect Children and Vulnerable Populations

Introduction: Jennifer Carrera, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

Session III: Outside Looking In

2:00-3:15pm

  • Danielle Purifoy, Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow in Geography, UNC Chapel Hill; Louise Seamster, Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate in Sociology, University of Tennessee. Creative Extraction: Black Towns in White Space
  • Manuel Matos, Phd Student in Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Toward a Territorial Politics of Black Mothering
  • George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies and Sociology, UC Santa Barbara, and Sarah Rios, PhD Candidate in Sociology, UC Santa Barbara. Reclaiming Objectivity: Phronesis as a Research Strategy for Social Justice

Presider: Lauren Richter, Research Fellow, Silent Spring Institute and Northeastern University Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI)

Discussant: Raoul Liévanos, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

Afternoon Break

3:15-3:30pm

Refreshments provided

Session IV: Beyond the Academy

3:30-4:45pm

  • Emily Eisenhauer, PhD, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Participant, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA; Jonathan D. Essoka, PhD, Superfund & Technology Liaison, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA Region III. Bridging the Gap: An Agency’s Response
  • Jacqui Patterson, Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Environmental Racism: Systemic Inequities Require Transformational Strategies.
  • Carla J. S. Messinger, Founder & Director, Native American Heritage Programs, Lenape Coalition. Native Americans and Environmental Racism

Presider: Jennifer Carrera, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

Discussant: Elisabeth Wilder, PhD Student in Sociology, Northeastern University

Reception @ Harper’s Garden

5:00-6:30pm

Conference participants are invited to join the ASA SES Race and Environment Conference Organizing Committee (Michael Mascarenhas, Jennifer Carrera, Raoul S. Liévanos, Lauren Richter, and Elisabeth Wilder) for an informal reception following the conference where food and refreshments will be available for purchase at Harper’s Garden.

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