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Environmental Colonialism in Palestine

Wednesday 24 April 2024
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

In this panel, part of the Leiden University teach-in series on Palestine and Israel Challenging Myths and Exceptions, the speakers will focus on various aspects of environmental colonialism such as:

  • Food, cuisine, ecology and land in Palestine, and the struggle against settle colonialism.
  • Mass starvation and ecocide: settler colonial tools of oppression in historical perspective.
  • Waste colonialism in Palestine: toxicity, environmental racism, and resistance.
  • Climate movements and Palestinian solidarity.

This event is only accessible for staff and students of Leiden University - so be sure to bring your LU card. You may also follow this event via livestream - the link for this will be annouced shortly.

About the speakers

Elena Burgos Martinez is an environmental anthropologist and a political ecologist.
She is a lecturer of environmental politics at South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEAS).

Elisa Da Vià is trained in the field of development sociology, food and agrarian studies.
She is a lecturer of political economy and political ecology at International Studies.

Christian Henderson is a scholar of political economy and development in the Middle
East, he is a lecturer of International Relations and Modern Middle East Studies.

Andrea Reyes Elizondo is a researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies working on citizen science and a PhD at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

The session will be chaired by Sai Englert, lecturer of political economy and
development in the Middle East.

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