Environmental Humanities Colloquium: Marisol de la Cadena

Apr 10, 2019, 4:30 pm6:00 pm



Event Description

Marisol de la Cadena, professor of anthropology and science and Technology Studies at the University of California-Davis, will present, “Nature but Not Only: Stories From the ‘Anthropo-not-seen,’” at 4:30 p.m. Wed., April 10, in East Pyne, Room 111. This is the fourth talk in the Spring 2019 Environmental Humanities Colloquium.

De la Cadena will discuss how indigenous collectives have joined in defending the environment by making public that what is being destroyed are other-than-human entities, crucial participants in world-making practices that confuse the division between nature and humanity. She will present the idea that nature is not only ‘nature’ and discuss an emergent ‘politics across divergence’ that forms alliances between interests that are in-common but not the same.

Series Background: The Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is animated by — or intersects with — issues central to the environmental humanities. The Spring 2019 Colloquium is organized by PEI associated faculty members Rachel Price, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Erika Lorraine Milam, professor of history.

Princeton Environmental Institute