A professor of Geography (Durham University), exploring how ‘climate change’ is a form of power shaping who we are and how we act in the world.
“My work reads the cultural politics of climate change, across the grain, as it were. I’m less interested in how to solve the climate change crisis (others are far better positioned to do this than I am) and more interested in understanding how ‘climate change’ is a form of power that shapes who we are and how we act in the world. With a longstanding interest in questions of race and whiteness, I’m especially interested in better understanding how Ann Stoler’s pithy idea that “racial thinking harnesses itself to varied progressive projects” applies to climate change. Climate change demands that we redefine what the good life is. My view is that any attempt to redefine the good life must be hyper-attentive to the ways in which the lines of race and whiteness are continuously reproduced and reworked in all historical moments, including the present moment of climate change.”