Environmental politics amidst changing natures?

NORTHERN INSTITUTE PEOPLE POLICY PLACE SERIES

Environmental politics amidst changing natures?

michaela spencerby Michaela Spencer, Northern Institute - Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge & Governance

This talk approaches the question of how environmental politics might be done within prevailing forms of governance promoting neoliberalising natures and polities. Telling stories of ethnographic fieldwork carried out with community conservation groups in Tasmania, I explore the role of the researcher participating within these events; detailing instances of environmental activism and community conservation work in the lead up to the signing of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement in 2013, at the same time as looking for ways to retain the possibility political action and generative critique within my analysis.

Northern Institute (CDU Casuarina campus)
Yellow 1.2.48
Wednesday 18 Feb from 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Tea & Coffee provided.

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About Michaela

Michaela Spencer is a post-doctoral researcher at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. She has a background in environmental science, environmental humanities and science and technology studies. Her PhD involved ethnographic research carried out with community conservation groups in North East Tasmania in the lead up to the signing of the Tasmanian forests Agreement in 2013, and presents a material-semiotic analysis of contemporary Tasmanian nature politics. Her current research interests are focused around governance, service provision and public policy in northern Australia, and include collaborative ethnographic research in remote indigenous communities. 

 

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