The Environmental Displacement Cluster of the RRN focuses on research in two key areas: Environmentally-Induced Displacement and Nature-Society Relations in and of International Borders. The Refugee Research Network (RRN) has provided generous support to the Cluster on Environmental Displacement, which has allowed us to pursue two related projects: one on Environmentally‐Induced Displacement (EID) and the other on Nature‐Society Relations in and of International Borders. The core goals of both projects are:
- to promote networking opportunities around these issues;
- to contribute to the development of knowledge on these issues that is useful to the larger RRN and to studies within these areas more broadly; and,
- to develop opportunities for graduate students, including workshop organizing, networking with other scholars across different universities and geographical locations (including the Global South), and presenting and publishing their own original research findings on these topics.
Core faculty members
- Elizabeth (Libby) Lunstrum
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
- Anna Zalik
Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
- Pablo Bose
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Vermont
Core student members
- Ryan Hackett
PhD candidate, Department of Geography, York University
- Francis Massé
PhD student, Department of Geography, York University
PhD Student Research
Publications and Research Resources
- Annotated bibliography on Nature‐Society Relations in and of International Borders, June 2013.
- Special edition of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees 29(2), Environmentally Induced Displacement and Forced Migration.Annotated bibliography on Nature‐Society Relations in and of International Borders, June 2013.
- RRN Mapping – Theme 3: Climate Change and Displacement
In Progress/Coming Soon
- Annotated bibliography on relations between military activity and the environment.
Events & announcements (under development)
In the news (under development)