Keynote: Resistance is fertile: feminist green citizenship and the post-politics of climate change

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkResearch


This keynote address will engage with core themes of the conference by making some critical feminist reflections on contemporary climate change politics. It will begin by considering the implications of what has been called a ‘post-political climate consensus,’ where the Left, the Right, and the Green seem to have coalesced around an agenda (entirely supportive of neoliberalism) that erases social difference, limits democratic dissent, and demonizes nature in the name of planetary apocalypse. Then, in response to this analysis, arguments will be presented for why citizenship, informed by feminist green politics, should be embraced as a position from which to resist these worrying trends and to reclaim political spaces from which to imagine just and sustainable futures.
Period29 May 2016
Event titleCongress of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences: Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Women’s and Gender Studies/Researches (WGSRF) Féministes
Event typeConference
LocationCalgary, CanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Consumption Institute