Banerjee’s work creatively approximates what Bruno Latour calls “hybrid” formations, by bridging cultures and natures, the pictorial and the geophysical, the image and the trace, the photograph and the text. … his work visualizes one modeling of an interspecies democratization of politics, working toward the composition of a common world—the result of an image complex formed out of photography, political theory and practice, legal testimony, activism, and exhibitions between the fields of science, visual culture, and environmental humanities. Banerjee’s politicization of visual culture exists at a far remove from the fatalism of climate–refugee narratives, and shows that resigned adaptation to the dislocations of climate change is hardly our only option.
—T. J. Demos, from Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, Sternberg Press, 2016



I am co–editing, with art critics and historians TJ Demos and Emily Eliza Scott — The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change (under contract). International in scope, this volume brings together leading, emerging, and marginalized voices working at the intersection of contemporary art, visual culture, and climate change, and addresses key questions, such as: Why and how do art and visual culture, their ethics and values, matter with regard to climate breakdown, and in imagining justice–based and creative alternatives? This book joins efforts within the environmental humanities in seeking to widen considerations of climate change as it connects with social, political, and cultural realms. This volume expands the nascent branch of eco–art history toward the advancement of a robust and internally complex discipline.

Subhankar Banerjee, Joseph Cook, Samuel Truett
Albuquerque Journal, Sunday, August 19, 2018 †
On July 24, BioScience published a letter “Nature Divided, Scientists United: US–Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity and Binational Conservation” signed by more than 2,500 scientists from 43 countries. By devaluing conservation investment and science and bypassing environmental laws—like the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act—the proposed expansion of the wall by the Trump administration will devastate wildlife by eliminating, degrading and fragmenting critical habitats, the letter highlights. …

Last year, UNM hosted Decolonizing Nature, an international conference on environmental justice, resistance, resilience and revitalization. At stake was the entangled future of humanity and nature in North America. Nellie Jo David, a Tohono O’odham scholar–activist, spoke against visions of a border wall and the militarization of her homeland, which straddles the Arizona–Sonora border. “They are going to fight back—the animals, the plants, the earth,” she insisted. If we build a wall, “the earth would do its part in taking that wall down.”


Defend the Sacred Alaska Arctic Refuge rally in Fairbanks, Alaska (Photo: Pamela Miller, March 7, 2018)

The Social Text journal online special issue “Beyond the Extractive View”, edited by Macarena Gómez–Barris, includes nine short essays by scholar–activists: Macarena Gómez–Barris, Subhankar Banerjee, Jaskiran Dhillon, Carolina Caycedo, Adriana María Garriga–López, Tami Navarro, Julietta Singh, Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne, Daryl Meador. My essay “Resisting the War on Alaska’s Arctic with Multispecies Justice” attempts to draw attention to the Trump administration’s reckless Arctic policy.



“We recently organized a letter campaign called Scholars for Defending the Arctic Refuge. Our letter has been endorsed by more than 500 scholars representing almost all 50 US states and 20 different countries. Their expertise ranges across more than 40 academic disciplines—from climate science, history, and economics to conservation biology, art, and Indigenous studies. We wrote this letter to demonstrate that the Arctic Refuge debate is not just about what happens to this one area of land in the northeastern corner of Alaska. It also connects to some of the most urgent issues of our time—including climate change, Indigenous human rights, and species extinction. The refuge debate has significant biological, cultural, and climate implications that extend well beyond the Coastal Plain.”
—Subhankar Banerjee and Finis Dunaway, from the BLM Public Scoping Comments submission cover–letter, June 19, 2018

“The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge must not be auctioned off to the oil industry. Its natural and cultural values far exceed any oil that may lie beneath the Coastal Plain. As scholars from across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, we call upon the Department of Interior to support scientific and traditional ecological knowledge, to value environmental ethics and indigenous human rights, and to work to sustain biological nurseries and subsistence practices. We ask that you keep this cherished place and vibrant ecosystem protected for generations to come.”—from the letter



the last oil: a multispecies justice symposium on Arctic Alaska and beyond
University of New Mexico, 21–23 February 2018 †

the last oil symposium at the University of New Mexico is the first national convening to address the misguided and reckless Arctic and offshore energy policy of the Trump administration, which endangers biological nurseries of global significance, violates indigenous human rights, and threatens to derail the efforts to mitigate climate change and the Sixth Extinction. It will also bring northern indigenous struggles into conversation with similar struggles across the West, including the Diné–Pueblo solidarity to protect the Greater Chaco Canyon in New Mexico from fracking and the indigenous Sioux people’s campaign ‘Mni Wiconi: Water is Life’. Twenty–nine leading activists, artists, attorneys, biologists, climate scientists, conservationists, curators, historians, policy experts, and writers will unite in Albuquerque for this public forum. The symposium is free and open to the public. I’ve had the honor to convene this symposium with assistance from an incredibly committed and creative TEAM.

          UNM Hosts Symposium On Alaska’s Ecological Future
          Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Spencer Beckwith, KUNM Public Radio, 16 February 2018 †

          Resistance and Creative Practice: Multi–disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference
          by Maggie Grimason, Albuquerque Weekly Alibi, February 15–21 2018 †

          Shaping Academia into Action
          Elizabeth Dwyer, UNM News, 16 February 2018 †

          Symposium focuses on harmful effects of oil
          Donald Amble, The Daily Lobo, 18 February 2018 †

          The last oil: America’s destructive path to energy dominance
          Michael Dax, Santa Fe New Mexican, 17 March 2018 †


Drilling, drilling, everywhere…
Will the Trump administration take down the Arctic refuge?
by Subhankar Banerjee, with introduction by Tom Engelhard of The Nation Institute, New York, 9 November 2017 †
The article was subsequently published in a number of other places: Le Monde diplomatique | The Nation Magazine | Huffington Post | Salon | Truthout | Common Dreams | AlterNet | Counter Currents (India) | Energy Post (Belgium) | Intercontinental Cry | Resilience | Nation of Change | Juan Cole’s Informed Comment | Pacific Free Press | The Energy Collective | ZNet |

GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!, 1 November 2017 — VIEW ONLINE

Scholars for the Arctic Refuge
An open letter calling upon Congress to remove reckless Arctic Refuge drilling proposal from the budget
Historian Finis Dunaway and I organized this letter campaign that was signed by hundreds of scholars from across the US and Canada, within a day. The letter was delivered to members of the US Congress by the Alaska Wilderness League on November 30, 2017.
Alaska Wilderness League — 29 November 2017 — READ THE LETTER

Opponents vow to fight on as Congress opens Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of massive tax bill
by Lynda Mapes
The Seattle Times, 20 December 2017 †
I’m quoted in this article.

Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in “Assault” on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh
Democracy Now!, 11 January 2018 — VIEW ONLINE

Your Call’s One Planet Series—KALW Public Radio San Francisco
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Rose Aguilar (50 minutes)
KALW 91.7 FM, 29 January 2018 — LISTEN ONLINE

America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business
by Christopher Solomon
The New York Times, 12 November 2017 †
This is an extensive article on the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska, or as conservationists call it, The Western Reserve. I contributed a photograph of caribou tracks on the Teshekpuak Lake wetland.

Drilling for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in the GOP tax plan.
Can Maria Cantwell block the effort?

by Lynda Mapes and Hal Bernton
The Seattle Times, 24 November 2017 †
The article was subsequently published in a number of other places: Anchorage Daily News | Centralia Chronicle | The Olympian | Centralia Chronicle | The News Tribune | Watertown Daily Times
My work is mentioned in this article.


Interview with The Real News Network
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Dimitri Lascaris
The Real News Network, 20 October 2017 — VIEW ONLINE

Reader View: Arctic Refuge, the Gwich’in and the budget fight
by Subhankar Banerjee
Santa Fe New Mexican, 20 May 2017 †


Long Environmentalism in the Near North at the University of New Mexico Art Museum. 06 June 2017 – 03 March 2018.

[group] Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment
Curated by Karl Kusserow and Alan C. Braddock
Princeton University Art Museum, October 13, 2018–January, 6, 2019 †

“Reframing more than 300 years of diverse artistic practice in North America, from the colonial period to the present, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment examines for the first time how American artists have both reflected and shaped environmental understanding while contributing to the emergence of a modern ecological consciousness. … This pioneering exhibition will gather over 100 works of art by a broad range of artists—including iconic masterpieces as well as rare and seldom exhibited works—and interpret them through an interdisciplinary lens that unites art and environmental history with scientific analysis, using ecocriticism as a tool to see the history of American art in a new light.”—from the museum’s exhibition web–page

A 400–page scholarly publication accompanies the exhibition, published by Princeton University Art Museum and distributed by Yale University Press. One of my photographs of pregnant Porcupine River Caribou migrating to the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for calving, Caribou Migration I—is included in this expansive and historically significant exhibition.

[group] The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, September 18, 2018–January 6, 2019 †

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 45 contemporary international artists. We live in a world of imminent extinctions, runaway climate change and the depletion of biodiversity and resources. Our age has been identified as the Anthropocene, a controversial term used to name a new geological epoch defined by human impact. While geological epochs are known as products of slow change, the Anthropocene has been characterized by speed. Rising water, surging population and new technologies that compress our breathless sense of space and time. …

Despite the challenges of disaster and denial, artists in the exhibition respond with resistance, imagination and new ways of seeing and thinking about the world to come.”—from the museum’s exhibition web–page

[one-person] Long Environmentalism in the Near North: Activism, Photographs, Writing
Curators Arif Khan, Director, University of New Mexico Art Museum, and Subhankar Banerjee
University of New Mexico Art Museum, 06 June–03 March 2018 †

In a recent essay (READ ONLINE †) I introduced the term ‘long environmentalism’ that draws attention to environmental justice engagements that last, not merely weeks or years, but decades, and become inter–generational. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs, writing, lectures, interviews and other activist initiatives over the past sixteen years that collectively continue to contribute to the ‘long environmentalism’ in Arctic North America.

          Art Review
          Jenn Shapland, THE magazine, Santa Fe, August 2017 †

          The Photographs (And More) Of Subhankar Banerjee
          Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Spencer Beckwith, KUNM Public Radio, 23 June 2017 †

          Photographer highlights threats to delicate balance of frozen world
          by Kathaleen Roberts, Albuquerque Journal, 4 June 2017 †

[group] Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775–2012
Curator Dr. Barbara C. Matilsky
Frederick Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 27 January–13 May 2018 †

Rights of Nature at the Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom. 24 Jan 2015 – 15 Mar 2015. (Photo: Nottingham Contemporary)

[group] Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas
Curators Dr. T. J. Demos and Dr. Alex Farquharson, with Irene Aristizábal
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 23 January – 15 March 2015 †
The Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones selected Rights of Nature as the EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK.
Read T. J. Demos’ essay, “Rights of Nature: The Art and Politics of Earth Jurisprudence” †


Defend the Sacred Alaska Arctic Refuge rally in Fairbanks, Alaska (Photo: Pamela Miller, March 7, 2018)

“Resisting the War on Alaska’s Arctic with Multispecies Justice” in Beyond the Extractive View
Edited by Macarena Gómez–Barris, A Special Issue of Social Text Journal Online (June 2018)
The Social Text journal online special issue “Beyond the Extractive View”, edited by Macarena Gómez–Barris, includes nine short essays by scholar–activists: Macarena Gómez–Barris, Subhankar Banerjee, Jaskiran Dhillon, Carolina Caycedo, Adriana María Garriga–López, Tami Navarro, Julietta Singh, Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne, Daryl Meador. My essay “Resisting the War on Alaska’s Arctic with Multispecies Justice” attempts to draw attention to the Trump administration’s reckless Arctic policy.


The American Environment Revisited: Environmental Historical Geographies of the United States
Edited by Geoff Buckley and Yolanda Youngs (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Historian of environmental visual culture Finis Dunaway’s essay, “Reconsidering the Sublime: Images and Imaginative Geographies in American Environmental History” is included in this volume. Finis begins and ends his essay with a discussion of the photograph “Snow Geese I” that I made in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2002.

Imaginative geographies was coined by Edward Said—and as Finis writes, it “refers to visual and textual representations that produce geographic knowledge of distant places.” According to Said, among other things, it “legitimated imperial control.” What else can it do is a question Finis picks up in this essay as it relates to ecology and our contemporary time: “Although rarely used by environmental historians, Said’s concept can open up new questions about the politics of representation and the material effects of the human imagination.”

Global Photography: A Critical Introduction
By Terri Weissman, Erina Duganne and Heather Diack (Bloomsbury, forthcoming)
I contributed a chapter titled “Peripatetic Photography: Crossing Borders, Building Bridges”.

After Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s Listening Session in Fairbanks, Alaska (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, August 2006)

“Long Environmentalism: After the Listening Session” in
Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos

Edited by Joni Adamson and Salma Monani
(Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, August 2016 †)
This book addresses the intersections between the interdisciplinary realms of Ecocriticism and Indigenous and Native American Studies, and between academic theory and pragmatic eco–activism conducted by multiethnic and indigenous communities” (from the publisher’s website).

I wrote the book’s third chapter, “Long Environmentalism: After the Listening Session,” which grew out of several conference talks: a keynote at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Notre Dame in 2013, and three talks in 2015, the Environmental Humanities Series at the University of Texas–Austin, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture at the University of New Mexico–Albuquerque, and the ‘Conflict Shorelines: History, Politics, and Climate Change’ Conference at Princeton University.


Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans
Edited by W. John Kress and Jeffrey K. Stine (Smithsonian Books, September 2017 †)

I contributed an essay “Why Polar Bear?

Although we arrived only recently in Earth’s timeline, humans are driving major changes to the planet’s ecosystems. Even now, the basic requirements for human life—air, water, shelter, food, nature, and culture—are rapidly transforming the planet as billions of people compete for resources. These changes have become so noticeable on a global scale that scientists believe we are living in a new chapter in Earth’s story: the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans. Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans is a vital look at this era. The book contextualizes the Anthropocene by presenting paleontological, historical, and contemporary views of various human effects on Earth. It discusses environmental and biological systems that have been changed and affected; the causes of the Anthropocene, such as agricultural spread, pollution, and urbanization; how societies are responding and adapting to these changes; how these changes have been represented in art, film, television, and literature; and finally, offers a look toward the future of our environment and our own lives.” (from the Smithsonian Books press release).

Photographers and Research: The role of research in contemporary photographic practice
By Shirley Read and Mike Simmons (Routledge, 2017 †)

Chapter 5. ‘Case Study: Subhankar Banerjee

This ground–breaking book situates research at the heart of photographic practice, asking the key question: What does research mean for photographers? Illuminating the nature and scope of research and its practical application to photography, the book explores how research provides a critical framework to help develop awareness, extend subject knowledge, and inform the development of photographic work. The authors consider research as integral to the creative process and, through interviews with leading photographers, explore how photographers have embedded research strategies into their creative practice.” (from the publisher’s website).

Il Complesso Artico
by Riccardo Venturi (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris), Doppiozero, 20 May 2017 (READ ONLINE †)

TAKE on art magazine special issue on ‘Ecology’
Edited by Bhavna Kakar, Volume 3, Issue 1, January–June 2017

“Creative Ecologies” by T.J. Demos includes a discussion of my Arctic photography (READ ONLINE †)

How can art—as a site of creative construction, of the imaginative building of alternative worlds and potential futures—contribute to a great transformation toward a radically different form of life, one beyond the environmental violence and social destructiveness of advanced capitalism? … With the current cultural turn toward investigating multispecies and post–anthropocentric ways of knowing and being, propelled further by the threat of catastrophic climate change in the age of the Anthropocene, these questions could not be more urgent, nor solutions more readily available. For me, “creative ecology” means directing the science of biological connectivity (ecology), toward generative, rather than destructive, ends. It supports a culture of life, rather than one of short–term profits and the ruination of liveability.
—T. J. Demos

Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
T.J. Demos (Berlin: Sternberg Press, July 2016 †)

Art historian T. J. Demos…considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed” (from the publisher’s website). The book includes a chapter, “Climates of Displacement: From the Maldives to the Arctic,” in which T. J. includes a discussion of my Arctic photography and social–environmental activism. I also wrote a blurb for the book’s back–cover: “Demos breaks new ground in art criticism. In an expansive analysis of polyvocal artist–activist practices in the Global South and the North, Demos eschews environmental catastrophism, scientific determinism, and techno–fixes to highlight collaborative resistance to neocolonial violence and neoliberal collusion–to–plunder. He is also searching for what the path forward might be. Rigorous, accessible, and rebellious, Decolonizing Nature is an inspiring and indispensible contemporary art manifesto.

Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology
Edited by Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (Routledge, August 2016 †)

The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well–being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. … It presents contrasting ways of thinking about ‘religion’ and about ‘ecology’ and about ways of connecting the two terms. Written by a team of leading international experts, the Handbook discusses dynamics of change within religious traditions as well as their roles in responding to global challenges such as climate change, water, conservation, food and population. It explores the interpretations of indigenous traditions regarding modern environmental problems drawing on such concepts as lifeway and indigenous knowledge. This volume uniquely intersects the field of religion and ecology with new directions within the humanities and the sciences” (from the publisher’s website). I wrote the “Art” chapter that will appear in the “Environmental Humanities” section of the book. Additionally, one of my photographs made in an Even reindeer camp in the Sakha Republic of Siberia in November 2007 is the cover–art of the book.

Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of race, class and gender
Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research (Routledge, April 2016 †)

Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability: Intersections of race, class and gender
Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research (Routledge, July 2016 †)

Edited by Phoebe Godfrey and Denise Torres

I contributed photographs with long captions for both volumes.

Humanities for the Environment: Integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice
Edited by Joni Adamson and Michael Davis (Routledge, November 2016 †)

Humanities for the Environment showcases how humanists are working to ‘integrate knowledges’ from diverse cultures and ontologies and pilot new ‘constellations of practice’ that are moving beyond traditional contemplative or reflective outcomes (the book, the essay) and towards solutions to the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time. With the still controversial concept of the ‘Anthropocene’ as a starting point for a widening conversation…” (from the publisher’s website). In 2014, I facilitated the concluding workshop at the Humanities for the Environment Symposium at the Arizona State University, hosted by the ASU’s Institute of Humanities Research. You can learn more about the Humanities for the Environment, or HfE, from the project’s website HERE and view online the workshop, “The Process of Writing and Using Images,” I facilitated HERE.

I contributed a blurb for this important book.

Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point
Edited by Subhankar Banerjee
Seven Stories Press, New York, hardcover 3 July 2012, updated pbk 22 October 2013

In Arctic Voices, long–term issues of global importance—the exploitation of wild places for fossil fuels, and whether we’re determined to ride our energy binge to the grim end—are made immediate and vivid … One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. … In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where ‘voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.’ May his heartfelt efforts magnify them.—Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books

Arctic Voices is an eye–opening account of a precious place…many writers included in the anthology not only share their love of nature, but also raise important questions about our reliance on oil, gas and coal. … Native groups have banded together to fight big oil and preserve the cultural continuity… Their reverence for, and connection to, the earth—its animals, water, mountains and land—is beautifully described in Arctic Voices, and each essay is as much a prayer as a call to activism.—Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout

The volume’s most outstanding feature is that it shows the Arctic not as a sublime wilderness devoid of human beings, but as a region in which people have been living for a long time, and in which contemporary developments threaten not only nature, but in a great measure also indigenous cultures. … Through making both victimisation and resistance visible, Arctic Voices is itself an important contribution to the struggle for environmental justice in the far North.—Reinhard Hennig, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment


Lecture in the Extraction Series at the Center for Creative Ecologies, University of California–Santa Cruz, 21 February 2017

Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Lecture
School of Art+Design, University of Illinois–Urbana Champagne, 17-19 September 2018
Organized by Professors Melissa Pokorny and Ryan Griffis

Lecture—Climate Action Lab, The Center for the Humanities
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 26 October 2018
Organized by Professor Ashley Dawson

Lecture—Critical and Visual Studies Symposium, Pratt Institute
Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, 30 October 2018
Organized by Professor Macarena Gómez–Barris

Edwin Way Teale Lecture—“Multispecies Justice in the Age of Extraction and Extinction”
University of Connecticut, 5 April 2018 †

Lecture—“Multispecies Justice for Defending Arctic Alaska”
Amherst College, 9 April 2018 †

Lecture—“Multispecies Justice—Against Extinction & Extraction”
South Asia Program Seminar Series
Cornell University, 13 March 2018 †

Arctic Refuge Event—Gwich’in leader Bernadette Demientieff and Subhankar Banerjee
Anchorage Museum, 26 March 2018

Conference—“Decolonizing Nature: Resistance | Resilience | Revitalization”
University of New Mexico, 19–22 April 2017 †

In April 2017, the University of New Mexico was the host of an interdisciplinary environmental justice public forum ‘Decolonizing Nature: Resistance | Resilience | Revitalization’, which included a four–day conference, a two–week long exhibition, a one–day film screening, and a community event on Earth Day. The conference brought to Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than thirty speakers from the fields of art, architecture, humanities, religion, science, and grassroots activists from across the US and from Mexico and Canada. The discussions focused on integration of knowledge across disciplines, practices across cultures, and social–environmental movements across geographies.

       Decolonizing Nature Website:    OVERVIEW     |    LECTURE VIDEOS

The conference and the associated programming were sponsored by the Art & Ecology and Land Arts of the American West programs in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 516 ARTS, UNM Art Museum, Friends of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Los Jardines Institute, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Organizers are grateful for the generous support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Center for Regional Studies, College of Fine Arts, and the Department of Art. I was convener of this public forum.

Lecture—“Art of Environmental Justice in an Expanded Field”
A Symposium on Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries
Princeton University, 13 April 2017 †
Led by professor Alan C. Braddock, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities

Lecture—EXTRACTION Speaker and Screening Series
Center for Creative Ecologies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 21 February 2017 †
Led by professors T. J. Demos and Laurie Palmer

Lecture—E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks “Snow and Desert”
Zuoz, Switzerland, 28 & 29 January 2017 †
Led by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co–Director Serpentine Gallery in London, Daniel Baumann, Director Kunsthalle Zürich, Bice Curiger, Director Fondation Van Gogh Arles, and Philip Ursprung, Professor ETH Zürich

Panel—Earth to Cosmos: How Environmental Humanities and Indigenous Studies Engage a Sense of Expanded Home
2016 American Studies Association Annual Meeting “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are”
Denver, Colorado, 17-20 November 2016 †

Lecture—Climate Change Speaker Series: 10th Anniversary of 516 ARTS
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 29 October 2016 †

Keynote—LENS (Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies) Inaugural Symposium
This event is part of “Earth Now:Earth 2050” UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium, 18–20 October 2016 †

Visiting Fellow Lecture
Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge, UK, 9 June 2016 †

Lecture—Cambridge Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Research Group Seminar
Center for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK, 18 May 2016 †

Guest Artist Lecture—M.A. Program in Photography
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 3 May 2016


Smoke from the Paradise Fire, Elwha River Valley, Olympic National Park (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, 2015)

My View: Arctic Refuge, the Gwich’in and the budget fight
by Subhankar Banerjee
Santa Fe New Mexican, 21 May 2017

Paradise Burning
by Subhankar Banerjee, with introduction by Tom Engelhard of The Nation Institute, New York, 3 March 2015 †
The article was subsequently published in a number of other places: AlterNet | Bill Moyers’ Moyers & Company | Common Dreams |
Countercurrents | Eco Report | Grist | Guernica | Huffington Post | Juan Cole’s Informed Comment | Naked Capitalism | The Nation |
Nation of Change | Pacific Free Press | Progressive Radio Network | Rebelion (translated in Spanish) | Salon | Surviving Capitalism |
Trutdig | Truthout | Unz Review | War in Context | ZNET

In the Warming Arctic Seas
by Subhankar Banerjee
World Policy Journal, published by the World Policy Institute, New York, June 2015

To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the Question
The Obama Administration, Shell, and the Fate of the Arctic Ocean
by Subhankar Banerjee, with introduction by Tom Engelhard of The Nation Institute, New York, 3 March 2015 †
The article was subsequently published in a number of other places: AlterNet | Asia Times | Bill Moyers’ Moyers & Company |
Common Dreams | Countercurrents | Energy Post | Global Possibilities | Guernica | Huffington Post | Juan Cole’s Informed Comment |
Le Monde diplomatique | The Nation | Nation of Change | The Real News | Resilience | Salon | Trutdig | Truthout | Utne Reader |
War in Context | YubaNet
On March 4, I did a radio interview with Warren Olney, host of To the Point, a nationally syndicated program on the Public Radio International. It’s about 10 minutes long. LISTEN ONLINE


Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy
New Mexico PBS, COLORES! 5 December 2016 — VIEW ONLINE

Arctic Climate Warming Twice as Fast As Anywhere Else
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Sharmini Peries
The Real News Network, 4 June 2017 — VIEW ONLINE

The Photographs (And More) Of Subhankar Banerjee
Subhankar Banerjee in conversation with Spencer Beckwith
KUNM Public Radio, 23 June 2017 — LISTEN ONLINE


In 2017, I will be teaching the following two graduate/senior undergraduate level interdisciplinary courses at the University of New Mexico:

       Integrative Ecology & Social Transformation—Spring 2017
       ARTS 429/529 | AMST 320 | BIOL 402/502 | CJ 463 | CRP 470/570 | GEOG 499 | PADM 590 | RELG 347 | SUST 402 | UHON 401

       Species, Space and Politics of Survival—Fall 2017
       ARTS 429/529 | BIOL 402/502 | CRP 470/570 | LA 511 | SUST 402 | UHON 401

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