CFP: "Environmental Justice in North America"

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Call for Publications
May 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

Call for Papers: "Environmental Justice in North America" 

Chapter proposals are invited for inclusion in Routledge's "Environmental Justice in North America" volume (part of Routledge's Themes in Environmental History series).  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 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 May 15, 2021.  Chapter drafts will be due by July 15, 2022; final drafts will be due by September 15, 2022.


Proposed Chapters

1: Introduction: Paul C. Rosier

Part One: Race, Place, and Environmen tal 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



Contact Info: 
Paul C. Rosier, Ph.D.
Mary M. Birle Chair in American History
Department of History
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085