Joni Seager

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Joni Seager "is a scholar and activist in feminist geography, women's studies, and environmental studies. In the environmental field, one of her primary areas of interest is in bringing feminist perspectives to bear on environmental policy and analysis. She has published widely on various aspects of this topic, including a 1993 book on feminist environmentalism (Earth Follies: Coming to Feminist Terms With the Global Environmental Crisis). She also has pursued research on the environmental costs of militarism, and has been active in several efforts to make this issue visible. Joni has been active in several collaborative feminist environmental endeavors, and has participated in several international and national feminist ecological conferences and gatherings. She was a founding member of the "Committee on Women, Population & Environment," a coalition of activists, scholars, and health practitioners that is dedicated to bringing feminist perspectives into population/environment debates and to influencing public policy in this arena. She is the author of a global survey of the state of the environment -- the "State of the Earth Atlas" (1990 and 1995). As a feminist geographer, her atlases on the global status of women ("The State of Women in the World Atlas", 1997) have received considerable critical acclaim.

"Joni received her Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in 1988. She has held faculty positions at the University of Maine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wellesley College, and Antioch Graduate College, and she has taught courses in Feminist Geography, Global Political Economy, Environmental Studies, Feminist Environmentalism, Political Ecology, Human Rights, and Research Methods." [1]

"Her active research interests are feminist environmentalism, the environmental costs of militaries and militarism, and international environmental policy. Seager is also a consultant to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), working on issues such as the gendered dimensions of environmental change. She is assisting UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment to bring gender analysis into its work." [2]

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  1. Joni Seager, Rockefeller Foundation Project, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. Joni Seager, York University, accessed December 11, 2007.
  3. Scientific Steering Committee, Global Environmental Change and Human Security, accessed December 11, 2007.