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GFD Workshop “Building Critical Capacities Through Environmental Injustice Case Study Research”

Global Faculty Development Program (GFD) will host a workshop on the morning of Monday, December 7th.
For more details, please check the following description.




As part of our Global FD initiative at UTokyo, Global Faculty Development Program (Komaba) will be holding an FD Workshop on 2020, 7th December, Monday.

The lecturer will be Dr. Kim Fortun, Professor in the University of California Irvine’s Department of Anthropology.

Details about the workshop are listed below:

Name of the Workshop: Building Critical Capacities Through Environmental Injustice Case Study Research

with Dr. Kim Fortun (UC Irvine)

Date: 7th Dec. Monday, 2020 10:00-11:45 *JST

Place: Zoom Meeting style
Registration: Encouraged with the link below


Eligibility: All faculty, staff and students welcome!

Language: English and Japanese

* Simultaneous translation will be available.

Admission: Free

Tentative schedule

10-10:05am: Introduction

10:05-10:45: First session

10:45-10:55: Q&A

10:55-11:00: Breaktime

11:00-11:35: Second session

11:35-11:45: Q&A

Contact information: global.fd@adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Workshop description  

Addressing current and accelerating environmental injustice around the world will depend on students we are educating today. Students need to learn about many types of environmental hazards and how to quickly characterize the different contexts and communities impacted by them. They need experience working with different kinds of data and to develop sharp analytical skills.

In this presentation, I’ll share the Environmental Injustice Case Study Framework and how we have mobilized it both in our classrooms and in the communities we study.

Speaker Biography

Kim Fortun is a Professor in the University of California Irvine’s Department of Anthropology. Her research and teaching focus on environmental risk and disaster, data practices and politics, and experimental ethnographic methods and research design. Her research has examined how people in different geographic and organizational contexts understand environmental problems, uneven distributions of environmental health risks, developments in the environmental health sciences, and factors that contribute to disaster vulnerability.

Currently, she is working on an array of collaborative projects, including the Asthma Files, the Quotidian Anthropocene Project, and the Transnational Disaster STS COVID-19 Project, all supported by the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography. Fortun co-edits a book series for University of Pennsylvania Press, Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster, designed to connect academic research to public problems and policy, reaching audiences in different regions of the world.

September 2017- 2019, Fortun served as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the international scholarly society representing the field of Science and Technology Studies.


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