Grounded Conversations: Farhana Sultana

SEI Director Professor David Schlosberg sits down with multidisciplinary scholar Professor Farhana Sultana to discuss a broad range of pressing climate topics from political ecology to nature-society relationships.

SEI’s Grounded Conversations Series highlights the potential of low-carbon academic networking and creates an environment where early career researchers can meet influential and impactful climate and sustainability scholars. The conversations are quite literally ‘grounded’ with invited scholars remaining in place and limiting travel emissions, but also thematically ‘grounded’ in experienced research.

This event was held online on Tuesday 30 May 2023.

Farhana Sultana is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School. Farhana is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary scholar who addresses several themes key to SEI’s research: climate justice, water governance and justice, and intersectional environmentalisms that address feminist theories, political ecology, decolonisation, rights, citizenship, and – at the core - justice. Most recently, she has published a ground-breaking and paradigm-shifting article on climate and coloniality, as well as crucial and engaged work on intersectionality, care, and praxis in climate research.

David Schlosberg (Chair), environmental justice expert

David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Sydney Environment Institute. His work focuses on contemporary environmental and environmental justice movements, environment and everyday life and climate adaptation planning and policy. He is one of the Research Leads on Climate Justice and Problems of Scale, Creating Just Food and Energy Policy, Environmental Disasters and Just Governance, Building an Understanding of Best Practice Local Food Interventions, Community Engagement in Food Governance and Evaluating FoodLab Sydney.

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