All research and teaching methods can align with or against colonialism, as all methods have land relations. Even when working toward benevolent goals such as environmentalism, environmental science, education, and activism are often premised on a colonial worldview and access to land. Dr. Max Liboiron will draw on their new book, Pollution is Colonialism, to work with class participants to identify how anti-colonial science and research are not only possible, it is currently being practiced in ways that enact more ethical modes of being in the world.
A Third University is Possible by la paperson
Pollution Is Colonialism by Dr. Max Liboiron (Free intro chapter here. 30% discount if you buy from Duke Press: E21LBRN)
Decolonizing Geoscience Requires More than Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Max Liboiron
The Economization of Life by Michelle MurphyOn Ethnographic Refusal: Indigeneity, ‘Voice’ and Colonial Citizenship by Audra Simpson
The Ruse of Consent and the Anatomy of ‘Refusal’: Cases from Indigenous North America and Australia by Audra Simpson
Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods by Eve Tuck and Marcia McKenzie
Unbecoming Claims: Pedagogies of Refusal in Qualitative Research by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
Refusal as Research Method in Discard Studies by Alex Zahara
Dr. Max Liboiron
Dr. Max Liboiron (Michif, they/them) develops and promotes anticolonial research methods in a wide array of disciplines and spaces. Their lab, CLEAR, is an interdisciplinary plastic pollution laboratory whose methods foreground humility and good land relations. Liboiron has influenced national policy on both plastics and Indigenous research. They are author of Pollution is Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2021). Dr. Liboiron is an Associate Professor in Geography and served as the inaugural Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) at Memorial University, Canada, from 2018-2020.
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