(Bio)Diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective
On January 21-22, Anna Kaijser participated in a conference and workshop at the Albert‐Ludwigs‐Universität in Freiburg, Germany, themed On the ‘Diversity of Life’ in Environmental Studies and Gender Studies: (Bio)Diversity from an Interdisciplinary Perspective. The event was part of the process of putting together a special issue on the same theme for the Freiburg Journal of Gender Studies, and gave an opportunity for editors and authors to present and discuss text drafts.
Annica Kronsell, BECC board member and PI, is together with Anna Kaijser working on an article for the special issue. In their article. They are applying an intersectional analytical framework to the concepts of biodiversity and ecosystem services, to explore what kinds of knowledges are mobilized in the use of these concepts, and how this may reinforce or challenge relations of power.
The conference in Freiburg was well visited and generated engaged discussions, and the workshop for authors and editors provided a constructive environment for improvement and cross-fertilization of the contributions. The special issue is scheduled for publication by the end of 2016.
Annica Kronsell, Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University