Dr. Georgina Drew: The UBC Himalaya Program Hosts Our First Speaker Series Event!

georginadrewMemories of Trust Broken: Representation, Fragmentation, and the Cultural Politics of Environmental Activism in India

Dr. Georgina Drew
Assistant Professor, Anthropology and International Development at the University of Adelaide, Australia

In this talk, Dr. Georgina Drew deconstructed the complex reaction between communities and environmental social movements in Northern India. While her talk dealt in particular with the way memories of environmental movements in the past impact the way people perceive and engage with environmental movements in the present, her ethnographic account of such dynamics grounded in the state of Uttarakhand spoke more broadly about human nature and the malleability of memory. The event was well attended, and Dr. Drew’s talk prompted insightful questions from the many students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance from a range of departments including Anthropology, Asian Studies, the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), and the Institute of Asian Research.

Sponsored by the UBC Himalaya Program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Centre for India and South Asia Research

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