Deep Futures: Feminist Ecological Imaginaries from Latin America

New School for Social Research: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Deep Futures
Fall 2024
Taught By: Columba González-Duarte
Section: A

CRN: 17246

Credits: 3

In this course, we address socio-environmental questions through the lens of feminist ecological imaginaries. Drawing on political ecology, Latin American feminist thought and practice, and subaltern socioecological struggles, we will build a theoretical and methodological toolkit for imagining, creating, and enacting ""Deep Futures""; nonlinear, relational timescales centered around life-affirming human-nature relations. The class engages with the ecological “uncanny” from a feminist pedagogy to foster collaborative learning process. New Latin American feminisms have emerged from environmental and ecological movements, initially linked to resistance against capitalism and modernity. Increasingly, Latin American feminist voices also challenge coloniality and patriarchy, and call for a reimagination of theory, methods, and everyday practice to address socioenvironmental issues. This feminism is committed to linking theory, research, and pedagogy with the responsibility to enable other possible futures for human and more-than-human communities. These Latin American feminists address justice as simultaneously ecological and social, viewing care for all lifeforms as an urgent task. They also draw attention to how violence transverses ecologies, just as it transverses racialized, disabled, nonbinary, and/or colonized women’s or feminized bodies. Together, these feminist voices are opening new horizons for Deep Futures. Inspired by this Deep Futures framework, we will endeavor in this course to cultivate intersectional engaged methods with humans and more-than-humans as a sustained daily practice.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Anthropology (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:08am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024