Category: News and Events
Essay for Die Presse
My short essay for the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, on “minor utopias”, has just been published. You can find it here (behind paywall). A print-off is here.
Paper Shortlisted for Best Article Award
My co-authored piece “Multispecies justice: theories, challenges, and a research agenda for environmental politics” has been shortlisted for the 2021 Best Article of the Year award in Environmental Politics.
Upcoming Workshop: 17th & 18th of March 2022
Together with Davina Cooper, I am organizing an informal workshop entitled “Fail Again, Fail Better? Utopia, Memory, Radical Politics, and Radical Research“. This is a key output of my ongoing Leverhulme Research Fellowship. The schedule and description are below. If you want to participate, please email me (mathias.thaler (at) ed.ac.uk) and Davina Cooper (davina.cooper (at)…
New Paper in Utopian Studies
I have just had a paper accepted by Utopian Studies. It deals with an important issue, namely how exactly we should conceive of the practical aims of dystopias. My argument is that we need to think about both their warning function, and the underlying process of extrapolation, in a dynamic fashion. You can find a…
‘We Are Going to Have to Imagine Our Way out of This!’
The excellent blog Ideology Theory Practice has just published a post of mine summarizing some of the key arguments articulated in my forthcoming book. You can find the piece here: “‘We Are Going to Have to Imagine Our Way out of This!’: Utopian Thinking and Acting in the Climate Emergency.” Ideology Theory Practice (blog), September…
Multispecies Justice and Utopianism
My new paper on multispecies justice and utopianism has just been published (online first) in Environmental Politics. The link to the paper is here. For a pre-print, please go to my Publications.
And Another One…
The second paper coming out of a collaborative process with colleagues in Australia and Canada has just appeared, online first in WIREs Climate Change. The link to the published paper is here. For a pre-print, check my Publications.
New Co-Authored Paper
My new co-authored paper, which is the result of a research stay at the University of Sydney in 2019, has just been published (online first) in Environmental Politics. The link to the paper is here.
I have just signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to publish my forthcoming book on utopias in the Anthropocene. The book will hopefully appear in late 2021/early 2022.
New Edited Book
My new book, edited with Mihaela Mihai, has just been published. You can find it here: Political Violence and the Imagination: Complicity, Memory and Resistance. Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2020.