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We invite papers engaging ecowomanism, ecofeminism, and ecofeminismo from religious, indigenous or theological perspectives. Rooted in both independent and overlapping streams of influence, ecowomanism, ecofeminism, and ecofeminismo are reemerging with renewed interest, energy, and relevance. In light of amplifying calls for decolonization, anti-racism, climate justice and gender justice, it is increasingly clear why we must insist on intersectional analysis. Papers’ proposals might include, but are not limited to, the intersections of gender, race, class, nature, species, and religion. Presentations may address these topics broadly, or they may consider the following questions:


1. In what ways have current environmental and climate justice issues challenged ecowomanism, ecofeminism, or ecofeminismo?
2. What important contributions have religion, spirituality, or indigenous lifeways made to the development of ecowomanism, ecofeminism, and/or ecofeminismo? Why do commonly expressed accusations of essentialism and/or universalism towards ecofeminism persist?
3. What unique insights do these perspectives bring to analyzing and protesting police brutality, colonialism, and/or exploitative extraction?
4. What blindspots of exclusion or privilege persist in recent expressions of ecowomanism, ecofeminism, and/or ecofeminismo?
5. Proposals that highlight current ground-level movements or important actors, such as Berta Caceres, are especially welcome.

Co-Chairs:

Christopher Carter, christophercarter@sandiego.edu

Forrest Clingerman, f-clingerman@onu.edu

Ángel Gallardo, ajgallardo@smu.edu

Lauren Frances Guerra, laurenguerra18@gmail.com