Promoting Equity and Health: An Anticolonial Model from an Indigenous-Led Marine-Science Laboratory
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
Colonialism and its long history continue to have far reaching and negative consequences, including exploitation and destruction of lands, cultures, and peoples. Colonialism has also corrupted science and scientific methods. On February 24 we talked with Dr. Max Liboiron about anticolonial science and how anticolonial research and research methods can foster understanding, work in partnership with communities, and promote equity in science and society at large.
Dr. Max Liboiron directs CLEAR, an Indigenous-led, marine plastic pollution laboratory and is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Liboiron is an author of dozens of peer-reviewed works on plastic pollution, a soon-to-be-released book entitled “Pollution is Colonialism” and Managing Editor of the thought-provoking website "Discard Studies" which weaves together things discarded – consumer products, knowledge, people - with the ideas that perpetuate those behaviors.