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Join us on a profound exploration of Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Humanities with Jamille Pinheiro Dias, director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, where she also works as a Lecturer. She was previously a Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the same institution. In addition, she is a researcher affiliated with the Amazon Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, where she was previously a von der Heyden Fellow, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her studies involve environmental issues, Amazonian cultural production, Indigenous arts, and translation studies in Latin America, with a focus on Brazil.

In this critical conversation, Pinheiro Dias will discuss Indigenous perspectives that shed light on some of the limitations of the Anthropocene, a framework that frequently overlooks the diverse histories and interconnected relationships that contribute to our present environmental crises. Drawing on the insights of Métis scholar Zoe Todd, Indigenous thinker and environmentalist Ailton Krenak, and shaman and leader Davi Kopenawa, she will underscore the pivotal role of incorporating Indigenous forms of knowledge into the critical discourse surrounding the Anthropocene. The goal is to examine how the contributions of Indigenous thinkers offer the potential to challenge and reshape the human-centric and Eurocentric perspectives that have traditionally shaped the narrative of the Anthropocene.

Part of the Critical Conversations in The Environmental Humanities series from the Environmental Humanities Research Hub. 

This event will be held online. Please register to receive a Zoom link.