About us

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Tamil Nadu, India

In a way, the anthropocene is always already postcolonial. Most of the socio-economic, techno-industrial, and political movements that have resulted in human-induced climate change, can be traced back to colonialism. Much of the resistance against collective action in mitigating its effects has also to do with the exploitative logic and methods of virtual colonization employed by corporations and states.

We are a group of scholars in diverse fields who study the postcolonial anthropocene as the relationship of de-centered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony. We ask a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object.