In dialogue with Dipesh Chakrabarty, Kathleen McAfee considers the grounds on which a politics of broader solidarity can and must emerge in the face of an unprecedented ecological turning point; a turning point that is simultaneously a crisis of subsistence for billions of people, albeit to different degrees and in different ways.
received a PhD in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley after working in community and international development. Before joining the Department of International Relations at San Francisco State University she taught at Yale and held the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Sustainability. She has been a consultant to UN agencies and a participant-observer in international social movements for agroecology, food sovereignty, and environmental justice. Her current work explores “selling nature to save it”, market-based responses to unsustainable growth and climate change,