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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
Climate Change Denialism and Anti-Migrant Politics
Climate Migration by Region
The United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
The Middle East
Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand
Eco Grief: Coming to Terms with Climate Change
Stories of Hope, Survival, and Resilience
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.