80 Washington Square East, NYU

Myriam Bahaffou

Ecofeminism Now!

September 7, 2023 6:30pm


7pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) 

In this lecture, Myriam Bahaffou will draw a historical portrait of ecofeminism, focusing on its relevance today from a decolonial and anti-racist perspective. What theoretical and material links can we draw between gender minorities, the Global South and environment? 

In our specific time of global ecological crisis, replacing emotion, body, and care—especially in POC praxis—is essential to build a fresh and new perspective on "nature". The aim of this talk is to build both a comprehensive and fragmented (as is history, for all minorities) ecofeminist frame, able to grasp today's complex entanglement between gender, race and nature.

Myriam Bahaffou is a PhD candidate at University of Ottawa and Université Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France) in Feminist Studies and Philosophy. As an ecofeminist activist involved in grassroots movements in France, her scholarship focuses on political ecology, ecofeminism and interspecies relationships with an intersectional approach. She prefaced Françoise d'Eaubonne ecofeminist pioneering book Le Feminisme ou la Mort (Feminism or Death, Verso, 2022) and published her first book Des Paillettes sur le Compost: Ecoféminismes au quotidien (Glitter on Compost: Everyday Ecofeminisms, Le Passager Clandestin, 2022)
Courtesy of Élodie Daguin / Grain magazine