The #ClimateMigrationSyllabus



The #ClimateMigrationSyllabus is a crowd-sourced, expanding set of resources for further reading, research, and action. This syllabus was initiated and built by students in Tina Shull's Fall 2019 course "Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 135: Climate Migration: Histories, Borders, and Activism" at Harvard University. If you have resources to share, please email climaterefugeestories@gmail.com.


The thirty-four sections of the syllabus listed below are arranged by theme in order to first introduce readers to histories, definitions, and concepts surrounding climate-induced migration and climate justice, and then to explore climate migration by geographic region, and finally to provide tools for forging solutions and taking action.


Authors and contributors for each section are credited within; each section is further arranged by theme and resource type. Feel free to work through the syllabus in order, or jump to sections that are most relevant to your interests. Sources are hyperlinked where possible. Please note that the use of an asterisk (*) denotes sources that require a subscription or educational access.



SYLLABUS CONTENT COMING SOON


Key Concepts



Introduction to Climate Migration


Definitions & Data


What's at Stake: Climate Change's Impact on the Human and More-Than-Human World


Climate Justice = Migrant Justice


Histories of Climate Change and Migration


First Approaches: Theory and Ethnography


Human Rights and Climate Refugees in International Law


Race, Class, and Gender


Environmental Racism


Climate Change and Houselessness


Food (In)Security and Migration


Public Health and Pandemics


Humanitarian Responses to Climate Change


Militarism and Climate Change


Borders, Prisons, and Immigration Control


Extractive Industries and Economies of Displacement


Indigenous Rights


Activism


Climate Change Denialism and Anti-Migrant Politics



Climate Migration by Region



The United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada


Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean


South America


Africa


Europe


The Middle East


Asia


Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand



Taking Action



Eco Grief: Coming to Terms with Climate Change


Solutions


Stories of Hope, Survival, and Resilience


Organizations


Fiction and Science Fiction


Poetry, Music, and Art


Tools for Telling Your Own Story



The #ClimateMigrationSyllabus is curated by Tina Shull. Special thanks to the students of EMR 135: Chris Altizer, Arielle Blacklow, Brinkley Brown, Lucero Castaneda, Ilana Cohen, Miriam Engeler, Natalia Fuentes, Andrea Garza Erdmann, Keanu Gorman, Sienna Leis, Gabi Maduro Salvarrey, Hania Marien, Liz Masten, Carolina Sepulveda, Casey Soto, Bethany Tietjen, Rosa Vazquez, Dana Vigue, Kaitlin Wheeler, Morgan Whitten, and Trancy Zhu. Special thanks also to contributors Saumaun Heiat and Tanaya Dutta Gupta.

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