Join the Re-centering Energy Justice Research Focus Group for a roundtable discussion. Special guests Sourayan Mookerjea and J. Mijin Cha will be discussants for this event celebrating a new book by UCSB researcher Tristan Partridge.
Sourayan Mookerjea is Director of the Intermedia Research Studio and Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Alberta. His work addresses Commons Theory, Decolonizing Critical Theory, Intermedia Research Creation, and Development Dispossession.
Mijin Cha’s research focuses on labor/climate coalitions and just transitions. She is also a fellow at the Worker Institute, Cornell University, where she works on the Labor Leading on Climate initiative. Professor Cha is faculty in the environmental studies department at UC Santa Cruz.
Tristan Partridge is a Lecturer in Global Studies at UCSB and Co-Founder of the CREW Center for Restorative Environmental Work.
Partridge’s book, Energy and Environmental Justice, reconnects energy research with the radical, reflexive, and transformative approaches of Environmental Justice. Moving beyond the popular “energy justice” framework both analytically and politically, this book examines how energy relates to structural issues of exploitation, racism, colonialism, extractivism, the commodification of work, and the systemic devaluing of diverse “others.” The result is a new agenda for critical energy research that builds on a growing global movement of environmental justice activism and scholarship.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Re-centering Energy Justice Research Focus Group, Mellon-Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective, and CREW Center for Restorative Environmental Work