Multispecies Migrations and Planetary Health

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Eugene Lang

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Migrations & Planetary Health
Spring 2024
Taught By: Columba González-Duarte
Section: A

CRN: 14835

Credits: 4

Most living organisms move across space. Yet, we live in a world of contrasts. Some species, such as humans, and particularly those from welthier nations, engage in hypermobility patterns, employing global infrastructures to cross borders with ease. Meanwhile, others face criminalization if they attempt to move across those same territories or are forcedly confined to spaces that are socially and ecologically dangerous. It is not only humans, however, who experience different degrees of (im)mobility across the globe. Migratory animals are also increasingly struggling to move across the globe’s borders and damaged ecologies. This class explores the intersection of human and more-than-human mobilities in times of climate action. Drawing on diverse theoretical approaches to planetary health and multispecies justice, we will approach movement and migration as key pathways towards a healthier planet. Although we will learn together from a variety of species and ethnographic examples, the class emphasizes the work of Indigenous and Latin American scholars. Assignments allow for creativity, self-directed inquiry, and public engagement.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Eugene Lang (LANG)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* 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: 4:40am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 908
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/15/2024