Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Archana Ramanujam

Sociology

Biography

I am interested in how colonial capitalism is reproduced by the climate crisis, and how we can decolonize, towards economies that center justice, care and regeneration. Part of this work includes racial inequalities in environmental destruction (environmental racism) - just worked on a report about this in the context of Europe. I am also currently working on a small project on how to use fossil fuel nationalization towards a phase-out in the US, and how to build democratic, antiracist governance on this to prevent the reproduction of previous inequalities and power dynamics.