#GoodRead | Improving the Conversational Geography of Environmental Conferences

by Sidney Paget (1860-1908) [public domain],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Sidney Paget (1860-1908) [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I’m slowly learning that I’m not the only one who feels like the best—meaning the most interesting, challenging, comfortable and uncomfortable—conversations at academic conferences happen in their marginal spaces. Somehow a bathroom, an awkward corner of a hallway, or Twitter becomes the lively space of heated but amicable debate, while during paper presentations and the question-and-answer periods, only a small minority of voices and perspectives get heard—and those voices and perspectives are often white, cis, male, and otherwise structurally privileged.

Read Heather Rosenfeld's full article at Edge Effects here…

Thanks for the tip, Sara Pritchard!