CFP: The Climate Crisis, Displacement, and Migration

Submission deadline: March 15, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 16, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Beba Cibralic and Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Dept. of Philosophy, Georgetown University
Sydney, Australia

Topic areas


The effects of the climate crisis will be most acutely felt by the poor and the disenfranchised. While everyone will be impacted to some extent by rising sea levels, a hotter climate, and extreme weather events, the structures that shape our lives -- be they economic, social, racial, and gendered -- will determine which communities are most devastated by and vulnerable to the climate crisis. The purpose of this workshop is to examine the impact of the climate crisis on migration. Some possible questions to engage with might include:

  • What are the gendered impacts of the climate crisis on migration?

  • How does the climate crisis challenge, reify, or complicate existing global inequalities?

  • What are our duties of justice toward people displaced by the climate crisis? 


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021

Notification date: April 1, 2021

Workshop date: April 16, 2021


Submissions may engage with any aspect of the intersection between the climate crisis, migration, climate colonialism, and gender. We welcome submissions from philosophers as well as journalists, scholars of other disciplines, activists, and community leaders.

Abstracts of 500–750 words should be formatted for blind review and submitted via email to [email protected] by March 15, 2021. Please include your name, contact information, and disciplinary/institutional affiliation in the body of your email. 

We will reserve two presentation slots for undergraduate students and help them prepare their presentations, if requested. Please indicate in your submission whether you are an undergraduate. 

Accepted presenters will be notified by April 1, 2021. Full papers should be prepared for thirty-minute presentations (with a 15-min Q&A and discussion to follow). 

If you have any questions, please contact Beba Cibralic at [email protected]

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