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May 4th Webinar - Max Liboiron: Research is Land Relations

The Ocean Frontier Institute and the Social Sciences and Humanities working group present the People and The Ocean Speaker Series. Each month from October 2021 to May 2022, an ocean expert will hold a 90-minute webinar. The list of webinars can be found here.

Webinar Details

Date: May 4th, 2022, 12:30 AST (13:00 NST)

Title: Research is Land Relations

Abstract: All research methods can align with or against colonialism, as all research methods have land relations. Even when researchers are working toward benevolent goals such as environmentalism, conducting environmental science and activism is often premised on a colonial worldview and access to land. Dr. Max Liboiron will draw on their new book, Pollution is Colonialism, to discuss how anticolonial science and reearch are not only possible, it is currently being practiced in ways that enact more ethical modes of being in the world.

Speaker: Max Liboiron

Dr. Max Liboiron develops and promotes anticolonial research methods in a wide array of disciplines and spaces and is the author of Pollution is Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2021). Their lab, CLEAR, is an interdisciplinary plastic pollution laboratory whose methods foreground humility and good land relations. Dr. Liboiron is an Associate Professor in Geography at Memorial University.

Discussants: TBA