Inequalities related to resources, access and influence have been framed in terms of a number of overarching “divides”, including the “North/South divide”, the “Anglophone/non-Anglophone divide,” and the “urban/rural divide.” What role can or does the environmental humanities research play in bridging these divides?
Matthew Fuller is Professor of Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. His books include How to Sleep, the art, biology and culture of unconsciousness (Bloomsbury), How to Be a Geek, essays on the culture of Software (Polity), with Olga Goriunova, Bleak Joys, aesthetics of ecology and impossibility (Minnesota) and with Eyal Weizman, Investigative Aesthetics, conflicts and commons in the politics of truth (Verso).
Lesley Green is the director of Environmental Humanities South and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her most recent book is Rock | Water | Life: Ecology and Humanities for a Decolonising South Africa (Duke and Wits University Press, 2020). More details here.
Nina Lykke is Professor Emerita of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden, and Adjunct Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark. She took part in the building of Feminist Studies in Scandinavia and Europe more broadly for many years. She is also a poet and writer, and has recently co-founded international networks for Queer Death Studies and Eco-Critical and Decolonial Research. Her current research focuses on feminist theory; queering of death, and mourning in posthuman, queerfeminist, new materialist, decolonial and eco-critical perspectives; autophenomenography; and poetic writing. Author of numerous books such as Cosmodolphins (2000), Feminist Studies (2010), and Vibrant Death. A Posthuman Phenomenology of Mourning (2022). Personal website: www.ninalykke.net
Shela Sheikh teaches in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she convenes the MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy and co-leads the Goldsmiths’ Critical Ecologies Research Stream. More details here