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23rd Susanne M. Glasscock Book Prize


Dr. Nadia Y. Kim

Winner of the 23rd annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize

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Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA

(Stanford University Press, 2021)

Public Lecture & Award Presentation

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
MSC 2404 and Zoom

Registration required.

Reviews of Refusing Death

"Immigrant environmental justice movements are at the leading edge of social change in global cities, and yet they are frequently overlooked. Nadia Kim delivers a major intervention for reassessing the impacts of these movements, extending our vision with a keen ethnographic eye, a compelling narrative, and robust theoretical analyses."

—David Naguib Pello, author of What is Critical Environmental Justice?

"An urgent, much-needed account of the activism of Filipin@ and Latin@ immigrant activists in Los Angeles. Spotlighting gendered resistance and community citizenmaking, Kim effectively recasts environmental justice to mean commitment to care for both physical and emotional lives."

—Yen Lê Espiritu, University of California, San Diego

"An innovative and close-up look at the ways in which Latin@ and Filipin@ activists mobilize bodies, emotions, and gendered caregiving in their struggle for environmental justice."

—Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California