Guest Speaker Gaard to Discuss Gender, Species, and Climate Change: A Queer Feminist Climate Justice Perspective

Posted on 3/31/2015 10:04:12 AM

The Sustainability Studies Colloquium Series continues on Thursday, April 2, 2015, with its fourth and final event—a guest lecture by Professor Greta Gaard from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Please also join us on Friday, April 3, for coffee and conversation with Gaard from 9:00–10:00 a.m. in Nicholson Library, Leonard Hall.

Greta Gaard is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. At the intersections of feminism, environmental justice, queer studies, and critical animal studies, Gaard’s work has explored a wide range of issues, from children’s environmental literature and maternal profiling to interspecies justice, material perspectives on fireworks and space exploration, postcolonial ecofeminism, and the eco-politics of oil pipelines.

She has written or co-edited several books, including Ecofeminism:  Women, Animals, Nature (1993), Ecofeminist Literary Criticism (1998), and Ecological Politics: Ecofeminists and the Greens (1998), in which she documents the evolution of the U.S. Green Movement. Her most recent volume, co-edited with Simon Estok and Serpil Oppermann, is International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism (2013).

She has served on the advisory board for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE-US). Her creative nonfiction eco-memoir, The Nature of Home (2007), is being translated into Chinese and Portuguese. 

We look forward to your continued support at our final event of the academic year! 

Sustainability Studies