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HLSS Reading Group: Latinx and Latin American Environmentalisms Series

The Texas A&M community is invited to participate in the Glasscock Center’s Spring 2023 hybrid reading group, Latinx and Latin American Environmentalisms. This monthly series is focused around emerging scholarship on Latinx and Latin American approaches to environmental problems. Participation is free and open to the public.

This reading group will ask the following questions: How do Latin American and North American approaches to environmental problems – whether theoretical, investigative, artistic, or justice-oriented – overlap or diverge? How does the relationship between indigeneity and environmentalism differ between and across postcolonial, post-dictatorship, diasporic, and settler colonial cultural contexts? How do Latinx and/or diasporic communities in the U.S. relate to problems posed by climate change and transnationally extractive capitalism beyond or besides being subject to environmental racism and disenfranchisement? How has hemispheric migration of both individuals and capital shaped rural, urban, and border spaces?

Click here to fill out the interest form and receive updates on subsequent Spring semester meetings.

See event flyer here.

January Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
3:00 - 4:00pm
GLAS 311 & on Zoom

Zoom details (recurring meeting):
Meeting ID: 967 7526 6983
Zoom link

Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray

Click here to access the text

Please join us in reading the Introduction and 1-2 chapters of interest prior to the meeting in preparation for group discussion where we will be joined by Professor Regina Mills (English).


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Reading: The Ends of the World by Déborah Danowski, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Reading: Selections from Zero-Point Hubris by Santiago Castro-Gómez, translated by George Ciccariello-Maher and Don Deere

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Topic: Afro-Pessimism in As Above, So Below: Anti-Black Violence as Environmental Racism by Willie Jamaal Wright, "Blackness and the Pitfalls of Anthropocene Ethics" by Axelle Karera

Film Screening: Gather (2020)

March 8, 2023 6pm 
GLAS 311

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river.

Gather film screening co-sponsored with Indigenous Studies Working Group

Santiago Castro-Gómez Visiting Lecture and reception

May 3rd, 2023

More information forthcoming

Humanities: Land, Sea, Space - Early Faculty Symposium

May 4, 2023
GLAS 311

This symposium will bring together early career scholars engaged in cutting-edge work on Latin American and/or Latinx literature, art, thought, and culture to consider the relationship between environmental, cultural, national, and historical contexts and engage with the Texas A&M Community.

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