Energy Justice in Global Perspective Sawyer Seminar is a collaborative effort to develop critical and creative research practices in energy justice by building on emergent work in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. At the heart of this project is the conviction that movements, practices and debates among Indigenous communities worldwide and societies of the Global South are central and not auxiliary to understanding humanity’s deep embroilment with carbon-based energy. Our interdisciplinary programs engage around these guiding questions:
- How are frontline and Indigenous communities disproportionately affected by entrenched energy regimes and ignored in energy justice debates?
- Why have such injustices been normalized and perpetuated in energy transitions?
- How can scholars work with communities to address social and ecological inequities?
Energy Justice in Global Perspective is a 2018-2019 Mellon Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.