University of Chicago PhD students are invited to join faculty members in the Division of Social Sciences and the College for an open discussion of their proposal for a Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU). Current graduate students from all divisions and schools are welcome.
CEGU is envisioned as a robust interdisciplinary platform for critical thinking, advanced research, and innovative pedagogy on the societal and spatial dimensions of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental transformation. Its faculty and students will seek to investigate and respond to the environmental crises of our time not only by advancing climate change awareness and environmental literacy, but by actively centering questions about climate change and socio-environmental interdependencies in the epistemologies, conceptual frameworks, analytic methods, data sources, and normative foundations of social research at large. Further details will be shared during the event.