This project seeks to locate the multitude of experiences in the Anthropocene and situate them in the dominant discourse on the Anthropocene.

C360_2017-02-19-19-55-59-061_resizedScientific evidence supporting the Anthropocene warns of a bleak future for human existence. The Anthropocene marks a new geological epoch of unprecedented and unsustainable human impact on the biosphere. Several solutions from different academic disciplines have been presented to mitigate, or possibly undo, the manmade symptoms of the Anthropocene, such as climate change and environmental degradation. The current discourses on the Anthropocene, however, iterate a monolithic articulation of the causes, consequences, and solutions to the events of the Anthropocene. This monolithic perspective may not be valid to all Earth inhabitants coming from different geographies and with diverse ontologies and epistemes regarding nature. It is, therefore, crucial to examine who do we mean when we refer to “we” or “us” in the age of the Anthropocene.

I am a member of the Planet Politics Institute (PPI), initiated by Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel. “PPI is a virtual institute…of scholars, lawyers, activists, and citizens committed to advancing the fight against climate change, challenging environmental racism and injustice, supporting indigenous peoples and environmental defenders, exploring new modes of multispecies ethics, and imagining novel constellations of law, politics and governance that can chart just and sustainable futures for all the Earth’s beings.”

PPI’s first campaign is the Coal Elimination Treaty. Read more about it here.

Related Publications
  1. 2020. Simangan, Dahlia. “Can the Liberal International Order Survive the Anthropocene? Three Propositions for Converging Peace and Survival.” The Anthropocene Review, online first. doi:10.1177/2053019620982327
  2. 2020. Simangan, Dahlia. “Where Is the Asia Pacific in Mainstream International Relations Scholarship on the Anthropocene?” The Pacific Review (online first). doi:10.1080/09512748.2020.1732452.
  3. 2020. Simangan, Dahlia. “Where Is the Anthropocene?: IR in a New Geological Epoch.” International Affairs 96(1): 211-224. doi:10.1093/ia/iiz248.
  4. 2019. Simangan, Dahlia. “Situating the Asia-Pacific in the Age of the Anthropocene.” Australian Journal of International Affairs 73(6): 564-584. doi:10.1080/10357718.2019.1657794.
Other publications
  1. 2021, February 25. Simangan, Dahlia. “Vision for the Anthropocene: an environmentally sustainable and socially just economic transition.” UNSW Sydney.
  2. 2020, June 10. Simangan, Dahlia. “I hope this finds you well” living in the Anthropocene. IA Blog.