Malcom Ferdinand with Romy Opperman
The world is in the midst of a storm that has shaped the history of modernity along a double fracture: on the one hand, an environmental fracture driven by a technocratic and capitalist civilization and, on the other, a colonial fracture instilled by Western colonization and imperialism. In this conversation with Romy Opperman, philosopher and political ecologist Malcom Ferdinand will conceptualizes a decolonial ecology that holds protecting the environment together with the political struggles against (post)colonial domination, structural racism, and misogynistic practices.
Malcom Ferdinand is a researcher at the CNRS (IRISSO/University Paris Dauphine). His research explores the relations between current ecological crises and the colonial history of modernity. His first book, A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World, was published recently by Polity.
Romy Opperman is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. Her research bridges Africana, continental, decolonial, environmental, and feminist philosophy. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled Africana Ecopolitics: Radical Philosophies of Ecological Freedom.