Mosaic of Woman

SOS 494/598: Intersectional Environmentalism and Sustainability

ASU Spring 2021 Cohort - Class Portfolio

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About & Goals

This was a student-led, faculty-facilitated course offered by ASU School of Sustainability.

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Class Topics

Students led 10 courses involving various intersectional topics.

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Final Deliverables

Students worked on 5 final deliverables throughout the semester.

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Students shared their experience and why they liked this course.


Social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are routinely identified as central concerns within the School of Sustainability, and in sustainability theory and practice more generally.  However, there remains a need for bringing greater attention to the ways in which intersectionality within systems of oppression shapes experiences of unsustainability and informs strategies towards transformative change. 


The purpose of this student-led, faculty-facilitated seminar was to build on students’ existing knowledge of sustainability by highlighting the experiences and insights of those working towards sustainability and environmental regeneration from BIPOC and feminist perspectives.

This class was initiated and conceptualized by undergraduate student William Walker VI, and organized and led by William and Dr. Sonja Klinksy. During the pandemic, the course was met via Zoom asynchronously. Students learned remotely through live class lectures, discussions, panels, and study groups.