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Description: Panelists focus on the role of postcolonial literature and media in defining the limits of the human in the face of ecological decline and climate change. What are the points of connection and of tension between postcolonial studies and the environmental humanities on the limits of the human? Can the category of the human be productively reimagined for the project of decolonizing knowledge and being in a time of ecological crisis?


Katherine Hummel, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Juan Meneses, U of North Carolina, Charlotte

Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia U

Laura L. Wright, Western Carolina U

Priscilla Solis Ybarra, U of North Texas


Byron Santangelo, U of Kansas


Cajetan Iheka, Yale U