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BAA Conference 2023

"Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations," Thursday, July 6, 2023, through Saturday, July 8, 2023

Thursday, July 6, 2023

2 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

  • Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, BAA) and Katja Sarkowsky (U Augsburg)

2.30 p.m. Panel 1
Historical Dimensions of Environmental Relationality in a More-Than-Human-World
Chair: Catrin Gersdorf (U Würzburg)

  • Simone M. Müller (U Augsburg):
    Environmental Citizenship and its Territorial Limits: On US Hazardous Waste and the Struggle for Defining Environmental Protectionp
  • Monique Allewaert (U Wisconsin-Madison):
    Four Suns: Solar Imaginaries, Climate Colonialism, and Planetary Citizenship

4 p.m. Coffee Break

4.30 p.m. BAA Award Ceremony                                 

5.30 p.m.  Keynote 1
Chair: Katja Sarkowsky (U Augsburg)

7 p.m. Reception


Friday, July 7, 2023

9 a.m. Panel 2
Literary Representations of Environmental In/Justice

Chair: Julia Faisst (U Regensburg)

  • Sonya Posmentier (NYU):
    What Use are Flowers? Lorraine Hansberry's Eco-Apocalyptic Imagination
  • Linda Hess (U Augsburg): 
    Satirizing the Eco-Citizen: The Question of Individual Responsibility in E.A. Copenhaver's My Days of Dark Green Euphoria

10.30 a.m. Coffee Break

11 a.m. Emerging Scholars' Forum
Chair: Ina Batzke
(U Augsburg)

  • Andrew Wildermuth (FAU Erlangen)
    Forging, Foraging, Forgoing: Thoreau as Settler Disaster
  • Axelle Germanaz and Sarah Marak (FAU Erlangen)
    Bad Environmental Citizens: Tracing the Limits of (State-Sanctioned) Environmental Citizenship

12.15 p.m. Lunch Break

1.30 p.m. Panel 3
Practices of Environmental Citizenship
Chair: Kirsten Twelbeck
(U Augsburg)

  • Michael Kotutwa Johnson (U Arizona):
    Redefining Environmental Citizenship: A Hopi Indian's Perspective
  • Marit Rosol (U Würzburg):
    Navigating Tensions between Environmental and Social Justice Concerns: The Case of German and Canadian Community Food Initiatives

3.30 p.m. Coffee Break

4.00 p.m. Keynote 2

Chair: Sylvia Mayer (U Bayreuth)

5.45 p.m. BAA Member's Meeting


Saturday, July 8, 2023

9.30 a.m. Keynote 3
Chair: Linda Hess (U Augsburg)

11.00 a.m. Coffee Break

11.30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
Environmental Citizenship as 'Doing Without'?

Chair: Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

  • Michael Kotutwa Johnson (U Arizona)
  • Joshua Barnett (Penn State U)
  • Isabel Kalous (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

1 p.m.  Wrap-Up and Conference Closing

Admission is free. To register, please send an e-mail to

Amerikahaus München

Karolinenplatz 3, 80333, München

Dr. Christoph Straub

Managing Director Bavarian American Academy


089 55 25 37-42