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Katja Neves

Concordia University
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
DR. KATJA NEVES is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. With Gregory Bateson’s thinking as the basis of her epistemological approach, Professor Neves is passionate in her quest to understand the socio-ecological dynamics by means of which we live within our planet’s more than human world. Her earlier work studied the social, political, historical, and cultural ecologies of human relations with whales and dolphins in the Azores, Portugal, vis-à-vis neoliberal co-optations of marine biodiversity conservation. Theoretically grounded in social studies of science, critical environmental studies, and political ecology, Professor Neves’s more recent research has focused on the reinvention of botanic gardens as significant agents in the governance of biodiversity conservation. Generously financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC Canada), this research has resulted in a single authored 2019 book with State University New York Press (SUNY) titled “Postnormal Conservation: Botanic Gardens and the Reordering of Biodiversity Governance”. Professor Neves is currently writing a new book tentatively titled “Cultivating the ‘Anthropocene’: Ecologies, Aesthetics, and Political Economies of Suburban Gardening”. Professor Neves has also started a new multi-media, multi-stakeholder, project that explores the challenges, conundrums, and rewards of teaching and learning in the ‘Anthropocene’.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 25
 

4:30pm EST