Lydia Ayame Hiraidē is a doctoral researcher studying environmentalism from a social justice perspective and thinking about what it means to move towards a Black feminist theory of ecology.
Lydia is with the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths, University of London and her research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK.
We hear about Lydia’s journal article that considers how racialised discourses underwrite the concept of “climate refugees” and her suggestion for an alternative vocabulary for ecological displacement (linked below).
‘Climate refugees: A useful concept? Towards an alternative vocabulary of ecological displacement’,Politics. doi:10.1177/02633957221077257.
‘Ambivalent borders and hybrid culture: The role of culture and exclusion in historical European discourses of migration,’Journal of European Studies. 52(2): 99-110. doi:10.1177/00472441221090719.
‘‘Please me, baby’: Cardi B and the Black feminist politics of pleasure,’Brief Encounters.6(6): 27-38. doi:10.24134/be.v6i1.283.
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