CFP: "Environmental Justice in North America" -- Routledge

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CALL FOR PAPERS: “Environmental Justice in North America”

Chapter proposals are invited for inclusion in Routledge’s “Environmental Justice in North America” volume.  The volume will serve as a required or supplementary textbook in BA/MA courses on American, North American, and Global environmental history, Indigenous studies, environmental studies, sustainability studies, peace and justice studies, and Race/Ethnic studies.  It will offer instructors and students a range of accessible historical case studies that illuminate the challenges of confronting environmental racism and environmental classism, written by a set of authors that reflects the diversity of communities examined in the book.

Each chapter will be roughly 9-10k words (including notes and selected bibliography); employ historical methodology and relevant theory; include one or two primary documents; and provide a comprehensive survey of the diverse peoples and issues related to the chapter topic.   

Contributors will receive (per Routledge’s policy) 2 copies of the volume: a hardback and either a paperback or E-book version. Royalties will be donated to North American environmental justice organizations featured in the book.

Interested authors should send a short abstract (roughly 300 words) of the proposed chapter and a short version c.v. to Dr. Paul C. Rosier ( by June 1, 2021.  Chapter drafts will be due by July 15, 2022; final drafts will be due by September 15, 2022. 

1: Introduction: Paul C. Rosier

Part One: Race, Place, and Environmental Justice in the United States

2: Urban environments  

3: Rural environments

4: Workplace environments  

5: Interracial and Interclass Coalitions

Part Two: Indigenous Movements in the United States and Canada

6: Native Americans  

7: Native Hawaiians  

8: Alaskan Natives   

9: First Nations peoples  

Part Three: Climate Justice and Sustainability

10: Agriculture and Climate Justice/Food Justice

11: Religion and Climate Justice  
12: Youth Activism and Climate Justice


Please send proposals and cvs via email to Dr. Paul C. Rosier:

Paul C. Rosier

Mary M. Birle Chair in American History

Villanova University

Department of History

Villanova, PA 19085


Subject Fields: Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, Indigenous Studies, Environmental History, Food Justice, Race/Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender History.

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