Just Futures

How do we imagine the future? What kinds of landscapes, which bodies, whose voices, what types of powers and privileges are included? How do we plan to start living it now? This FIG will explore different socio-ecological visions of the future that are now emerging from our uneven planetary conditions. We’ll focus especially on how legacies of inequity, exclusion, and degradation are making possible alternate ways of understanding the world and humanity, and inspiring diverse movements for social and environmental justice – conceiving and building more just futures.

College Connections Faculty: Jason Schreiner

Jason Schreiner received his Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. He is an adjunct professor for the UO Environmental Studies Program and has previously served as adjunct instructor for the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University, teaching courses on environmental ethics and 19th-century philosophy. Professor Schreiner also serves as a Faculty Consultant for the UO Teaching Effectiveness Program where he helps professors and graduate students empower themselves to improve or enhance their teaching. In his spare time, Schreiner enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, cooking, reading, yoga, and giving presentations on sustainability in the community.

Please feel free to contact Professor Schreiner with any questions at jschrein@uoregon.edu

FIG Assistant: Amelia Armstrong

Email: aarmstr5@uoregon.edu

Summer Assignment

For your summer assignment, please enjoy the UO common reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.