SEAE Seminar Series: March 2021. Learning to live with Climate Change, with Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Blanche Verlie

Learning to live with Climate Change- click here to view recording

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Blanche Verlie,  Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

Abstract

Blanche will be speaking about her forthcoming book, Learning to live with climate change: From anxiety to transformation which will be published by Routledge in early/mid 2021. Learning to live with climate change begins with relational and affective ontologies of climate to explore the ways that we learn, with and as climate change, to live-with our rapidly changing world. Engaging with Australia's 2019/2020 bushfire season, and undergraduate emotional experiences of studying climate change, the book demonstrates that climate is inherently affective, and that attuning to and engaging with the affective experiences climate change engenders can, if done carefully, contribute to less-anthropocentric and more collective, climate subjectivities and responses.

Biography

Blanche Verlie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sydney Environment Institute. Blanche has a multidisciplinary background and works at the intersections between climate change, gender, culture, education, science studies, justice, emotions, affect and the more-than-human world. She has ten years’ experience teaching sustainability and climate change courses in universities and is currently co-editing (with Alicia Flynn from the University of Melbourne) a special issue of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education on the youth strikes for climate.

Date and time

From: 12:00 PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 To: 01:00 PM Thursday, March 18, 2021

Location

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