Politics of Nature reading group

A regular reading group that meets to discuss papers and books about the politics of nature.

These are in-person sessions which take place on the campus of the University of Sussex, near Brighton, UK. For more information, copies of readings, and updates by email, contact Andrea Brock (A.Brock [at] sussex.ac.uk).

Posters (click for PDF):

Forthcoming sessions

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions start at 12pm midday and last an hour, and take place at the Global Studies Resource Centre (GSRC), School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

27 September 2022
Indigenous political ecology

Beth Rose Middleton (2015) Jahát Jatítotòdom*: toward an indigenous political ecology. The International Handbook of Political Ecology

Mario Blaser (2013) Ontological Conflicts and the Stories of Peoples in Spite of Europe: Toward a Conversation on Political Ontology. Current  Anthropology 54:5

9 October 2022
Online event: Ecocide and the Kurdish Women’s Movement (see ‘Related events’ below)

25 October 2022
Police, prison, pollution

Elizabeth A. Bradshaw (2018) Tombstone Towns and Toxic Prisons: Prison Ecology and the Necessity of an Anti-prison Environmental Movement, Critical Criminology volume 26, pages 407–422

Panagioti Tsolkas (2016) Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism.

29 November 2022

Readings TBC

4 December 2022
South Africa and the resistance struggle of grassroots communities

Online event organised by the Peace in Kurdistan Ecology Network, with speakers from grassroots organisations and movements based in South Africa. More info

9 October 2022
Ecocide and the Kurdish Women’s Movement

An event organised by the Peace in Kurdistan Social Ecology Network – “Ecocide and the Kurdish Women’s Movement” on Sunday 9 October 2022 at 6pm UK time. 

The event featured two speakers, Meral Çiçek and Sonia Karimi, and was chaired by Dr Pinar Dinc.

Visit the PIK website for more information and a video recording of the event.