Eco-Feminism and Climate Change: Dr. Chris J. Cuomo

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Climate change is a suite of problems that calls for serious and sustained attention not only to social and environmental impacts, but also to matters of gender, class and global justice. Understanding these dimensions may help us to better understand the nature of the problem, and to develop strategies for reducing emissions while building more equitable and nurturing societies.

A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.

About Dr. Chris J. Cuomo

Dr. Chris J. Cuomo is professor of philosophy and women's studies at the University of Georgia, and an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the Institute for African-American Studies.

The author and editor of many articles and several books in feminist, postcolonial, and environmental philosophy, Cuomo served as director of the Institute for Women's Studies from 2006-2009. Her book, The Philosopher Queen, a reflection on post-9/11 anti-war feminist politics, was nominated for a Lambda Award and an APA book award, and her work in ecofeminist philosophy and creative interdiciplinary practice has been influential among those seeking to bring together social justice and environmental concerns, as well as theory and practice.

Cuomo has been a recipient of research grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Ms. Foundation, the National Council for Research on Women, and the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, and she has been a visiting faculty member at Cornell University, Amherst College, and Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

The Dept. of Women's Studies and International Education and Development
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Sarah Speir Bergstedt
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Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom, 4th floor
Global Women's Series 2013: Women and the Environment: Eco-feminism and Activism

The Global Women's Series addresses contemporary global issues affecting women and girls and is a collaborative effort between a wide range of faculty, students, staff and community members. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, the Women's Studies Program, and the Belk Library and Information Commons. Faculty are encouraged to participate as well as invite students and staff to attend.All programs in the series are free and open to the local community. 

This year's theme of "Women and the Environment: Eco-feminism and Activism" involves a close collaboration with Appalachian's Office of University Sustainability as well as the Sustainable Development program.