ENVS 2000 Foundations of Environmental Politics, Justice, and Arts: undergraduate course covering the historical, local, national, and transnational dimensions of environmental politics. Key issues: socio-environmental impacts of colonialism, theories of globalization, environmentalism and liberal democratic institutions, the role of science, environmental movements, environmental justice, gender issues in development, transnational corporations, transnational environmental activism.
ENVS 6156 Critical Theories of International Development: graduate seminar focusing on comparative political theory from both “Western” and “Third World” perspectives, including the work of Lenin, Mao, Gandhi, Iqbal, Leila Ahmed, Fanon, Freire, Escobar, Said, Spivak, Bhabha, Quijano, and Anzaldúa. Themes covered include: socioeconomic/cultural imperialism, violence/non-violence, decolonization, anti-racism, nationalism, secularism, political Islam, feminist and queer politics, biopolitics, Orientalism, psychoanalysis, indigeneity, (neo)Marxism, decoloniality, postcolonialism, subaltern agency, revolution.
ENVS 3340 and ENVS 6175 Global Environmental Politics: undergraduate and graduate seminar (separate courses) covering political-economy and discursive analyses of global environmental treaties, trade, multinational corporations, gender politics, migration and citizenship, environmental security and conflict, oil extraction, water, e-waste, and biotechnology.