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Call for Papers: Young Scholars’ Forum

Application Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2023

In the scope of its annual conference "Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations", which takes place from Thursday, July 6, 2023, through Saturday, July 8, 2023, the Bavarian American Academy invites papers from emerging scholars from all disciplines that explore conceptualizations, implications, representations, and practices of, but also alternatives to ‘environmental’ or ‘ecological citizenship’. Applications must be submitted by April 28, 2023.

One of the key questions of our time is how to act – individually and collectively – at a time of climate crisis that needs a fundamental rethinking of the relation between humans and the more-than-human environment. The concept of ‘environmental citizenship’ has had resonance across academic disciplines as well as in political, educational, and activist practice. However, not only the urgency of present debates about climate change, energy use, extraction policies, but also the critical reflection of citizenship’s normative implications and the increasing importance of posthumanist scholarship have called into question some of the taken-for-granted assumptions of the concept over the past years.

Find out more about the annual conference of the Bavarian American Academy 2023 and our call for papers here. 

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