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Panels 1-4
Thursday, May 4th 2023, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Donnerstag, 04.05.2023, 15:30 – 17:30 


Panel 1: Matter / Materie (venue: 1066e, HU main building)

Sarah Hackfort (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): A Feminist Critique of the High-tech Bioeconomy

Adrienne Johnson (University of San Francisco): Oil Extraction, Indigenous Women, and the State of Exception:Examining the Necropolitics of the Settler State in the Bakken Region

Vicky Kluzik (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): Against Biosolutionism? Intersectional Critique(s) of the Economization of Nature

Sophia Doyle (Universität Potsdam): Exhausted Bodies, Wasted Lands: Waste, Gender and the Metabolic Rift

Chair / Moderation: Suse Brettin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 2: Water / Wasser (venue: 2070a, HU main building)

Raúl Acosta (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Towards a Vernacular Technomolecular Governance: Intersectional Insights on Urban Micro-worlds in a Mexican Coastal City

Stephanie Leder (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Gitta Shrestha (International Water Management Institute), Floriane Clement (University of Toulouse): Irrigation Meets Feminist Political Ecology: Exploring Nature–Society Relations in the Context of Climate Change and the Global Environmental Crisis (Stephanie Leder and Floriane Clement online)

Elena Freund (Universität Trier), Antje Bruns (Universität Trier): Water, Patriarchy and the Tesla Gigafactory: Perspectives from Feminist and Legal Geographies

Chair / Moderation: Christine Bauhardt (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 3: Agrifood / Ernährung (venue: 2249a, HU main building)

Mariana Calcagni G. (Freie Universität Berlin): Socio-environmental Crisis and a New Ecological Constitution in Chile: The Key Role of Peasant Women

Hyojeong Kim (Ecofeminism Research Center; Korean Women's Environmental Network): ‘Becoming Ecological Citizen': Women Peasants' Alternative Agriculture Movement Struggling with Climate Crisis in Indonesia and South Korea

Renata Campos Motta (Universität Heidelberg): Food Sovereignty and Popular Feminism in Brazil

Mirka Fries (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Owning Nature’s Traits: A Feminist Perspective on Patents on Seeds and Corporate Power in the Face of the Climate Crisis

Chair / Moderation: Meike Brückner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 4: Knowledges / Wissensformen (venue: Auditorium, Grimm-Zentrum)

Natalia Urzola (University of California at Berkeley): The ‘Other’ in International Environmental Law’s Responses to Climate Change: A Feminist Analysis of Environmental Knowledge Production (online)

Sigrid Schmitz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Nina Degele (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg): Questioning Hegemonic Western Knowledge Production to Counter Climate Injustice: A Dialogue Between Feminist STS and Sociology

Aino Ursula Mäki (University of Manchester): Housewifisation and the global environmental crisis: beyond feminising nature and naturalising femininity

Wibke Straube (Karlstad University): Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Trans Bodies and the Molecular Worldmaking of Unruly Bodies in Performance and Video Art

Chair / Moderation: Sofia Varino (Universität Potsdam)



Panels 5-8
Friday, May 5th 2023 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / Freitag, 05.05.2023, 11:00 – 13:00


Panel 5: Extraktivismus / Extractivism (Dt.) (venue: 2070a, HU main building)

Sybille Bauriedl (Europa-Universität Flensburg): Black Lives Matter: Globale Klimagerechtigkeit unter Bedingungen von Kohlenstoffkolonialismus und rassialisiertem Kapitalismus

Birgit Hoinle (Universität Hohenheim), Anna Saave (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Das Potential dekolonialer und feministischer Perspektiven in der Umweltsoziologie: Cuerpo-territorio, feminismos territoriales und Kohleabbau im Cerrejón

Lena Partzsch (Freie Universität Berlin): „Konflikt“-Mineralien und Narrative über Frauen und Mädchen

Chair / Moderation: Meike Brückner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 6: Climate Justice / Klimagerechtigkeit (venue: Auditorium, Grimm-Zentrum)

Cristina Blanco (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru), Dina Lupin (University of Southampton): Angry Mountains, Walking Rivers: Onto-epistemic Exclusions and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Participation

Sneha Krishnan (OP Jindal Global University): Intersectional Climate Justice in Northeastern India: Mapping Indigenous Knowledge and Collective Action Against Dispossession                          

Alexandra R. Harrington (Lancaster University Law School): Evolving Use of Standing in Climate Litigation as a Tool of Bridging Subjectivity and Nature

Chair / Moderation: Ida Westphal (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 7: Barriers / Widerstände (venue: 1066e, HU main building)

Sara L Seck (Dalhousie University): Human Rights and Human Wrongs: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Business Law in the Triple Planetary Crisis

Mariko Takedomi Karlsson (Lund University): Gendered Consumption and Production: Understanding the Gender/Sustainability Nexus in the Swedish Fashion Industry

Corina Heri (University of Zurich): Strategic/Public Interest Litigation as a Driver of Climate Justice (online)

Chair / Moderation: Johan Horst (Max-Planck-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte und Rechtstheorie)


Panel 8: Policies / Politiken (venue: 2249a, HU main building)

Sigrid Boysen (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität): 'We the Human Species': Power and Concepts in International Environmental Law

Rahmatu Buba (Gombe State University): Gendering Environment and Climate Change: Emerging Issues, the African Union and its Role in Gender Responsive Solutions

Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster (The University of the West Indies): Climate Change, Gender & Coastal Peoples: A Bubbling Cauldron of [Un]Sustainability in the CARICOM & OECS Caribbean?

Chair / Moderation: Gülay Çağlar (Freie Universität Berlin)



Panels 9-10 (Two-person panels)
Friday, May 5th 2023, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Freitag, 05.05.2023, 16:00 – 17:30


Panel 9: Borders / Grenzen (venue: 2249a, HU main building)

Susana Borràs-Pentinat (Università degli Studi di Macerata and University Rovira i Virgili): Recognising a Gender-sensitive Climate Refugee Status: Legal Avenues from the EU

Lynette Shultz (University of Alberta), Carrie Karsgaard (Arizona State University): Un-bordering and Re-learning as Repair: Planetary Citizenship Education and Justice for and with Climate Migrants

Chair / Moderation: Johanna Mantel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 10: Narratives / Narrative (Engl.) (venue: Auditorium, Grimm-Zentrum)

Anne Enderwitz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): The Revival of Late 20th-Century Feminist Speculative Fiction

Lakshmi Krishnakumar (Pondicherry University): Women Writing Nature: The Voice of Indigenous Women Writers in the Anthropocene (online)  

Chair / Moderation: Eva Boesenberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)



Panels 11-13
Saturday, May 6th 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / Samstag, 06.05.2023, 11:00 – 13:00 


Panel 11: Entanglements / Verstrickungen (venue: 2249a, HU main building)

Özge Yaka (FU Berlin): Livelihood vs. Lifeworld: Rethinking Gender and Environment from a Feminist Phenomenological Perspective

Romana Bund (Universität Wien): Mermaids in the Anthropocene: The Remains of Steller’s Sea Cow and its Mythical Entanglements Between Human and Fish

Léna Silberzahn (Sciences Po/Université Paris 8): Care, Ecology, and the Crisis of Eco-social Reproduction: Politicizing More-than-human Care with Feminist Theory

Stephanie Rivera Berruz (Marquette University): Beyond the Human: On Partial Ecological Connections and Puerto Rican Futures

Chair / Moderation: Laura Kemmer (Universidade de São Paulo)


Panel 12: Land use / Landnutzung (venue: Auditorium, Grimm-Zentrum)

Tina D. Beuchelt (Universität Bonn), Constance Awinpoka Akurugu (Simon Diendong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies): Negotiating Climate and Gender Justice: Is Structural Violence the Ignored Elephant in Tropical Land Management?

Heather Urquhart (The University of Manchester): Green Lairds, Rewilding and Claims to Land: The Significance of Symbolic Masculinities to Land Reform Policy

Louise Fitzgerald (Maynooth University): Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Neoliberal Environmentalities: Exploring Climate-driven Forestry Plantations in the Republic of Ireland

Chair / Moderation: Sandra Jasper (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Panel 13: Widerstand / Resistance (Dt.) (venue: 2070a, HU main building)

Angelika Poferl (Technische Universität Dortmund), Julia Wustmann (Technische Universität Dortmund): Wissen und Gestaltungsmacht. Zur Transformation gesellschaftlicher Natur- und Geschlechterverhältnisse am Beispiel Fridays for Future

Alik Mazukatow (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Urbane Verkehrswende: Mobilitäten differenzieren, Affekte mobilisieren

Stefan Sauer (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Zwischen zukunftsvergessener Nostalgie und elektrischer Transformation – Zur Konstruktion von Nachhaltigkeit bei Beschäftigten eines Automobilherstellers

Chair / Moderation: Lea Zentgraf (Freie Universität Berlin)