May 15: Re-examining and re-telling Afro-Caribbean bio-cultural relationships with Dr. Leo Douglas

May 15, 2023
  • Capacity: 50
  • Monday, May 15 | 1pm - 2pm
  • Location:
    Peter Wall Institute
    Seminar Room (Room 307)
    6331 Crescent Road, UBC

Join us for a talk by Dr. Leo Douglas, Clinical Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at New York University.

Re-examination and re-telling Afro-Caribbean bio-cultural relationships – through the visual and performing arts, documentary-making and empirical research

Biodiversity conservation science has largely overlooked the relevance of African eco-spiritual retentions in study and practice enivronmental protection in the Caribbean and beyond. Dr. Douglas discusses ongoing work to concurrently create spaces for public debate and the investigation of Afro-Jamaican eco-spiritual and bio-cultural practices with an explicit focus of supporting environmental justice and eco-cultural protection.

Dr. Douglas’s work lies within the complex nexus of human-environment relationships with space, place, biodiversity and social identities. Hosted by 2022 Wall Scholars Annette Henry and Jonathan Davies. Light refreshment will be served.