SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Session 111: Neoliberal Globalization and Environmental Injustice
Room: York Suite

Sponsors: Environment and Technology

Organizer &

Presider: Nikhil Deb, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Description:  The session has a number of papers highlighting the nexus between neoliberal globalization and environmental/climate injustice. It has both case-study and quantitative research evidences (such as in Latin America and North America) critical to understanding the environmental (in)justice issues we face today within and outside the U.S.


“Power, Violence and Environmental Conflict: 21st Century Coal Transition in Colombia,” Tamra L. Gilbertson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“Landscapes of Destruction, Landscapes of Waste: The Production of Enviro-racialized Landscapes as Strategies of Capital Accumulation and Processes of Bodily Dispossessions,” Christopher Oliver, Tulane University

“Dumping in Dixie Revisited: Spatial Clustering of Toxic Releases in the U.S., 1987-2017,” Tanesha A. Thomas, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“The Effects of Structural Features of the Trade of Natural Resources on Environmental Degradation,” Danielle J. Vesia, University of California, Irvine

“Constructing a Sustainable Food System? Alternative Food Networks in Buenos Aires, Argentina,” Isaac Leslie, University of Wisconsin-Madison