Informal Session: Complexities of Collaboration on Climate Change
Organizers: J.C. Salyer and Jai Patel
Much of the existing anthropological research on climate change in Oceania focuses on the ways that indigenous peoples perceive their environments and how the idea of climate change has come to mediate environmental narratives. However, climate change is an object of research for people and organisations far beyond the boundaries of academia, and anthropological research on climate change often involves collaboration with others. Research networks embody multiple interests and goals, as well as different epistemologies and ontologies.
This panel addresses the complexity of collaboration in climate change research. Given that climate is never a purely academic topic and that the discourse and actions around climate change are always mobilized for various agendas and positions, we pose the following questions for discussion:
We welcome contributions beyond the scope of the questions above, though panel discussions will be guided by a reflective focus on the relational dynamics that shape anthropological research on climate change.
For more information, please contact J.C. Salyer, Barnard College, Columbia University <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jai Patel <email@example.com>