Lydia Ayame Hiraidē is a doctoral researcher studying environmentalism from a social justice perspective and thinking about what it means to move towards a Black feminist theory of ecology.
Lydia is with the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths, University of London and her research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK.
Her doctoral research is focusing on environmentalism in the UK and draws on the notion of intersectionality.
We also hear about Lydia’s journal article (linked below) that considers how racialised discourses underwrite the concept of “climate refugees” and her suggestion for an alternative vocabulary for ecological displacement.
A version of this conversation was first broadcast on the radio by 2SER 107.3FM
‘Ambivalent borders and hybrid culture: The role of culture and exclusion in historical European discourses of migration,’Journal of European Studies. 52(2): 99-110. doi:10.1177/00472441221090719.
‘‘Please me, baby’: Cardi B and the Black feminist politics of pleasure,’Brief Encounters.6(6): 27-38. doi:10.24134/be.v6i1.283.
Image supplied by Lydia Ayame Hiraidē for use by the Wide Open Air Exchange