Rafi Youatt: Heritage Politics, Sustainabilities, and Sacred Landscapes

Friday 30 October, 2015
12 - 1:30pm, $0

New School, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room 411

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Rafi Youatt is Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. His work explores the multiple ways that politics works across, through, and in spite of species differences. His first book, Counting SpeciesBiodiversity in Global Environmental Politics(Minnesota, 2015), examined the politics of global biodiversity and the changing modes of environmental governance that have worked in its name.

His current project involves a rethinking of international relations as a form of interspecies politics. Focusing on state-led practices of ecological management in American borderlands, the project so far has examined the ways that interspecies practices and logics are constitutive of the exercise and thinking of sovereignty, territoriality, and security.

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