Communication and Surviving in the Anthropocene: Keywords

Sponsor: Communication for Survival Spotlight Series
Thu, 11/14: 11:00 AM  - 12:15 PM 
Room: Holiday Ballroom 6 (Second Floor) 
This session is focused on one of the greatest challenges of human history: how can we survive the Anthropocene, or the era when humans have become a dominant geological element, risking our own species' life on Earth? While it is clear that we need climate scientists and politicians willing to rise to the occasion, this session focuses on what the discipline of communication may offer. This session highlights leading experts in the field of communication to explore the following keywords of our times: Anthropocene, Islands, Borders, and Denial. Perspectives from research in science communication, environmental justice, and organizational communication will be highlighted, as well as insights from the engaged work these scholars are doing to intervene in the politics and cultures of the anthropocene.


Constance Gordon, San Francisco State University  - Contact Me


Emma Frances Bloomfield, University of Nevada, Las Vegas  - Contact Me
Philip Tschirhart, University of Nevada, Las Vegas  - Contact Me
Catalina M. de Onís, Willamette University  - Contact Me
Carlos A. Tarin, University of Texas, El Paso  - Contact Me
George Edward Cheney, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs  - Contact Me
Sally Planalp, University of Colorado Colorado Springs  - Contact Me
Michael Warren Cook, University of Colorado, Boulder  - Contact Me
Joanne C. Marras Tate, University of Colorado, Boulder  - Contact Me
Megan E. Cullinan, University of Utah  - Contact Me
Audra Barber, University of Colorado, Boulder  - Contact Me


Communication for Survival Spotlight Series