Sultana explains why climate, COVID crises need feminism in The Hill

Sultana,-FarhanaInstead of analyzing the climate change and COVID-19 crises separately, Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, suggests we learn more by looking at how they intersect. "Both climate change and the coronavirus pandemic have uneven, unequal and long-lasting impacts that depend on where you live, who you are, and what you have," says Sultana. "Feminism helps identify these often-invisible contours of sufferings by highlighting underappreciated ways that people relate to each other as individuals, groups and institutions. Approaching these crises by centering feminism can help formulate fairer policies and projects that help improve life for everyone." Read more in Sultana's article, "Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why," published in The Hill. 

This op-ed is a result of Sultana's research article, "Climate change, COVID-19, and the co-production of injustices: a feminist reading of overlapping crises," published in Social and Cultural Geography.

05/18/21