The University and Climate Justice

JSIS 478

What is the role of universities in upholding the injustices of an extractive fossil fuel-based economy? Is the university a climate actor? This course will begin with a grounding in studies of U.S. universities and their role in producing expertise and labor that facilitated slavery, Indigenous dispossession, environmental destruction, and imperialism. Students will then collectively investigate the role and responsibility of universities in contemporary struggles for climate justice.