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We are an interdisciplinary and cross-divisional group of faculty and graduate students working across the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC San Diego and interested in questions of space and politics. We are funded by the International Institute and meet three times per quarter to share research in progress, co-organize events, read together and bring guest speakers to campus. Read more about us. 

This year

Continuing the call to forge alternative futures, our theme for the 2023-2024 academic year is “Climate Change, Displacement, Reparation.” Expanding on our previous years’ preoccupation with ecologies of border(ing) processes and refusals of their constitutive violences at the interfaces of air, land and water, this year we will attend to the complex configuration and terrain of “Climate Refugees” – human and more than human.

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Next event

POSTPONED - Fall 2024 Dates TBA. After close consultation with our collaborators, university sponsors, and community partners, and in light of UAW 4811 graduate student workers’ imminent strike in solidarity with Gaza, the Nature, Space, and Politics team has made the difficult decision to postpone the remaining events of the "Displacement and Reparation: Climate, Labor, and Migration Justice Symposium" until Fall 2024. We will be in touch to reschedule once we have a new date confirmed and will be posting more information on the NSP website shortly.

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