‘Citizen Science, Pollution and Environmental Justice’: the 2017 Toxic Expertise annual workshop

Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: @ThomDavies This month Toxic Expertise held our second annual workshop at the University of Warwick.  The two-day event involved over thirty scholars and members of the public who shared their experiences of environmental justice, pollution and citizen science from a variety of perspectives. Environmental … Continue reading ‘Citizen Science, Pollution and Environmental Justice’: the 2017 Toxic Expertise annual workshop

Lyonsgate: a local perspective on pursuing environmental justice

By Rich Copland, a local activist This article documents the personal experiences of a local environmental justice campaigner, in his own words: Background Lyons Park has been a large and very busy industrial site over the past seven decades. It is situated in the semi-rural Allesley Village on the west side of Coventry, and is … Continue reading Lyonsgate: a local perspective on pursuing environmental justice

Temporary Refuge from Invisible Threats: Outdoor Evacuation Retreats for Children from Fukushima, Japan

Elicia Cousins, doctoral student in Sociology at Northeastern University. Spearheaded by individuals, citizen groups and NGOs across the country, hoyō seek to allow children and families to spend time away from the contaminated areas where they still live. Featured image: Hiking through a lush summer forest in Kiyosato, Yamanashi Prefecture. Photo credit: Elicia Cousins Mornings during school vacation … Continue reading Temporary Refuge from Invisible Threats: Outdoor Evacuation Retreats for Children from Fukushima, Japan

Toxic Expertise Public Engagement Event

Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. @ThomDavies The context of post-Brexit politics was never far from discussion, and the uncertain role that expertise is playing within complex political and environmental debates led to some interesting interventions by the invited speakers as well as members of the audience. Last Thursday at The … Continue reading Toxic Expertise Public Engagement Event