Rethinking Citizenship in the Anthropocene

Date: 

Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

As part of the Weatherhead Center's Canada Seminar, Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School; Michelle Daigle, Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto; and Janelle Baker, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Athabasca University, will present on the topic "Rethinking Citizenship in the Anthropocene."

As part of the Weatherhead Center's Canada Seminar, Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School; Michelle Daigle, Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto; and Janelle Baker, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Athabasca University, will present on the topic "Rethinking Citizenship in the Anthropocene."

This panel explores the relationship between the ecology and membership in the polis. Modern citizenship prescribes a bundle of rights and duties, active participation in self-governance, as well as identity and belonging; it is usually tied to a nation-state. In the Anthropocene, humans and human activity have become major geophysical force with lasting impacts on climate and the environment. These impacts force us to destabilize taken-for-granted divisions not only between societies, but also between “humans” and “non-humans”, as well as between “nature” and “culture” more generally. How then do nature-society interactions in the Anthropocene challenge the meanings and boundaries of citizenship? What can we learn from Indigenous knowledge and scholarship on these issues?

Registration is required. Visit the event website in advance.

Contact: hclayton@wcfia.harvard.edu