Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2022, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Nature, Environment and Society in Eurasia

Ringvorlesung Turkologie Sommersemester 2022

09.03.2022-22.06.2022 | Mittwochs 18.30 - 20.00 Uhr CET | Online Vorträge



Re-cognizing Care? Environmental Scholarship and Activism in Central Asia

Jeanne Féaux de la Croix (Tübingen)


What are the seeds of public concern, and forms of care for environments in Central Asia?

This talk examines everyday practices of care, in particular in relation to water and energy issues in the post-soviet republics of Central Asia. How is care articulated, and how do contemporary struggles for meaningful care intersect with historical experiences and everyday livelihood concerns? Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork and art-based collaborations, I expand this reflection to comment on the relationship between scholarship, activism and the formal arena of environmental politics.


Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix is a social anthropologist specializing on environmental issues and transdisciplinary methods. She has lead research projects on the Naryn and Syr Darya Rivers, holy sites and urban air pollution in Central Asia. After completing her PhD at St. Andrews University (Scotland) on moral geographies in Kyrgyzstan in 2010, she moved to the Centre of the Modern Orient in Berlin and the University of Tübingen. Her research interests include climate change, marine and other forms of renewable energy, labour, the politics of knowledge-making and age relations.

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Institut für Orientalistik


Ayse Dilsiz Hartmuth
Institut für Orientalistik