[pccgrads] AIS/SMEA candidate Griffin on "Breathing Room: Climate Displacement and Indigenous Sovereignty in Northwest Alaska." Mon, Mar 4, 2:00 pm

UW Program On Climate Change uwpcc at uw.edu
Fri Mar 1 08:31:00 PST 2019

During the first two weeks March, American Indian Studies (AIS) and the
School of Marine & Environmental Affairs (SMEA) will have 4 candidates
visiting for the open faculty position of *Assistant Professor of Health
and Environment in Arctic Indigenous Communities
<https://apply.interfolio.com/57516>*. For a schedule of the candidates’
presentation times, please visit

We hope you can join us for our first candidate’s job talk, which will take
place on *Monday, March 4, 2:00 pm* in the Fishery Sciences Building, FSH
107 <http://uw.edu/maps/?fsh>. Please see below and the attached flier for
details, and share with those who may be interested in attending:

*P. Joshua Griffin *

Doctoral Candidate, University of Washington

presenting:* "Breathing Room: Climate Displacement and Indigenous
Sovereignty in Northwest Alaska."*

*Monday, March 4, 2019, 2:00 PM*

Fishery Sciences Building (*FSH*) Room 107 <http://uw.edu/maps/?fsh>

1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle WA

Drawing on ongoing research in Northwest Alaska, this presentation
considers how a lens of "sovereignty" can inform community-based approaches
to climate adaptation, social wellbeing, and environmental health in Arctic
indigenous communities. Kivalina, AK is a 450-person Iñupiaq village
located on a 27-acre barrier island at the edge of the Chukchi Sea. The
community has pursued village relocation as a way to alleviate
overcrowding, gain running water, improve sanitation, and most recently as
a response to severe coastal erosion and other climate impacts. In the
context of enduring colonialism and industrial contamination, Kivalina's
relocation must also be understood as an intergenerational struggle for
environmental justice, territorial reinhabitation, and "collective


P. Joshua Griffin, M.Div., M.A. is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at
the University of Washington. As an environmental anthropologist he
specializes in the human dimensions of climate change, indigenous
environmental governance, environmental justice, food sovereignty, and
engaged ethnographic methods. He is a co-curator of Re-Locate: a
transdisciplinary collective working to support a community-led village
relocation in Kivalina, AK (relocate-ak.org). Griffin received his M.Div.
from Harvard Divinity School and holds a B.A. in environmental studies and
religion from Dartmouth College.

Jackie Chapman

Assistant to the Director

School of Marine & Environmental Affairs

University of Washington

Ph: 206-543-4448 <(206)%20543-4448>

Web: smea.uw.edu <http://smea.uw.edu>
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