Greetings all! Here are all of the official Environmental Sociology Section events taking place at the ASA meeting in August—we have a fantastic lineup. I am also listing here several other sessions that section members will be interested in—I apologize for any I have missed. I look forward to seeing you all in New York!
– Jill Lindsey Harrison, Chair-Elect of ASA Environmental Sociology Section
Sunday, August 11 is our section day, and we have a jam-packed day of section-sponsored events:
8:30-10:10am: Section paper session: “Taking Stock of Environmental Sociology: Trends, Strengths, Silences, and Innovative New Research Directions.” Papers include: “Recasting Treadmills of Production and Destruction: New Theoretical Directions” by Gregory Hooks and colleagues; “When Environmental DNA Confronted its Dual Nature: Refining Environmental Sociology’s Engagement with Natural Science” by Jordan Fox Besek; “Gender, Motherhood, and Feminism in Environmental Activism and Leadership” by Elicia Cousins; and “When Data Justice and Environmental Justice Meet: Responding to Extractive Logic through Environmental Data Justice” by Lourdes Annette Vera and colleagues. Michael Bell will be discussant.
10:30-11:30am: Section roundtables (21 of them!)
11:30am-12:10pm: Section business meeting (all are welcome and encouraged to attend)
12:30-2:10pm: Section paper session: “Environment, Oppressions, and Justice I.” Papers include: “How Does Colorblind Racism Shape Environmental Inequalities? Examining Race and Pollution in Brazil” by Ian Robert Carrillo; “To Build a Home: Everyday Placemaking in a Toxic Neighborhood” by Maricarmen Hernandez; “What is Green Racism? Explaining Green Racism Through American Environmentalism” by Samantha Fox; and “An Intersectional Ecology of Lead Exposure: Complex Environmental Health Vulnerabilities in the Flint Water Crisis” by Raoul Liévanos and colleagues.
2:30-4:10pm: Section paper session: “Environment, Oppressions, and Justice II.” Papers include: “Environmental Injustices in Immigrant Detention: How Absences Are Embedded in the NEPA Process” by Michelle Edwards and colleagues; “Intersections of Race, Waste, and Space in the Production of Environmental Injustice” by Lindsey Dillon; “Settler Colonialism, Racialized Socioecological Relations, and the Dispossession of Narragansett Land in Rhode Island” by Michael Warren Murphy; and “Who Had To Die So I Could Go Camping?”: Colonial Ecological Violence, And Solidarity” by J.M. Bacon. David Pellow will be discussant.
6:30-8:30pm: Section reception, held jointly with the Section on Animals and Society, to be held offsite at Ascent Lounge, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor.
Other environment-related ASA paper sessions:
Sat, August 10
8:30 to 10:10am. Scorched Earth: Climate Change, Energy, and the Sociology of Development
10:30am to 12:10pm. Environmental Policy
10:30am to 12:10pm. The Curse of Resources: Commodifying Development, Developing Commodities
2:30 to 4:10pm. Environmental Change and Inequality
4:30 to 6:10pm. Population and the Environment
4:30 to 6:10pm. Environmental Sociology Regular Session
Sun, August 11
12:30 to 2:10pm. Environmental Justice
2:30 to 4:10pm. Environmental Racism
2:30 to 4:10pm. Causes and Consequences of Housing Instability and Gentrification
Mon, August 12
8:30 to 10:10am. Innovations in Sociological Animal Studies
8:30 to 10:10am. Regular Session on Rural Sociology
8:30 to 10:10am. Sociology of Science: Facing the Epistemic Crisis
4:30 to 6:10pm. Frontline Communities and Struggles for Racial, Environmental, and Economic Justice
4:30 to 6:10pm. Development and Global Environmental Change: Challenges and Opportunities
4:30 to 6:10pm. Regulating Consumption, Regulating Consumers
4:30 to 6:10pm. Activism
Tues, August 13
8:30 to 10:10am. Puerto Rico and Climate Justice: Exploring the Intersections of Scholarship and Activism
12:30 to 2:10pm. Marx, Ecology, and Gender