Jason Lambacher delivers paper on “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia”


IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher attended the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) this month in Vancouver, B.C. The WPSA is the regional professional association of political scientists and is internationally known as a hot spot for work in environmental political theory.  He delivered an environmental political theory paper titled, “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia.”  Lambacher’s paper was written over the winter and spring for a panel called “Environmental Pasts and Futures.”  The paper interrogates the phenomenon of “nostalgia” as a product of accelerated environmental and social change, and explores its complicated relationship to politics.