Political Ecology of Climate Change and Environmental Justice

LAS 6938
Section 9500, Class #26695

Days: Wednesdays
Times: 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Location: Grinter 376

Course description

This course will explore Latin American responses to ecosocial crises, using political ecology as an overarching theoretical framework to explore challenges and approaches to address climate change and achieve environmental justice.    Topics will include: Ecofeminism, anti-racist ecologies, gender and climate change, Buen Vivir, Pacto Ecosocial del Sud; constitutional rights of nature; indigenous territories,  planes de vida, post-development, and the impacts of International programs such as REDD+, IPCC, and Sustainable Development Goals. Recent UF and LAS alumni will be invited to share virtual presentations related to their areas of expertise. The course will be co-taught by Profs. Tucker and Paulson.


Susan Paulson smallSusan Paulson
Center for Latin American Studies
301 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
E-mail: spaulson@latam.ufl.edu
Tel: 352-273-4730
Fax: 352-392-7682

Research Interests
Political ecology, gender/class/race/ethnicity, research methodologies, sustainability science, degrowth

Geographic Expertise
The Andes, Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Comparative Latin America

Catherine Tucker

Catherine Tucker
Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Anthropology
E-mail: tuckerc@ufl.edu
Tel: 352-392-0690

Research interests

Environmental governance, community-based conservation, institutional analysis, climate change adaptation, belief systems, sustainability

Geographic expertise

Central America, Mexico, and Peru