Gender, resource rights and environmental justice

Gender, resource rights and environmental justice
Photo: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Scholars in this group use feminist, critical, and postcolonial methods that are transdisciplinary and transformative to ask how social, environmental and development agendas encompass fluid and gendered dimensions. Our approaches are intersectional, acknowledging multiple and diverse lived experiences and identities of individuals.

Our research contributes to practical outcomes in the applied fields of law, policy and community action. We are effectively engaged with international non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations that operate at the grassroots level, and multilateral donors and international agencies such as the United Nations.

Our current research addresses topics such as:

  • The gendered implications of climate change and disasters;
  • How resource management is gendered through differentials in power and access to and control over resources;
  • Gender in development policy and practice; and
  • Resistance by the rural and/or urban poor and marginalised groups in the face of political and environmental injustices.

Our academics teach subjects within the Master of Environmental Management and Development degree program and the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD).

Relevant courses

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