Restoring Balance through Resilience, Resistance, and Coral Reefs: Pacific Island Climate Justice and the Right to Nature


ACLS Fellowship Program


Ethnic Studies and Chicana/o Studies


This book brings together the fields of Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Critical Refugee Studies with Environmental Justice, Science Studies and Oceanography. This project makes visible Indigenous organizing for coral reef climate justice, advocacy and action on behalf of coral reefs, as an ethical, political, and social justice issue that impacts our planetary functioning. Focusing on coral reefs and deep ocean environments, it will examine the history of environmental impact assessments and their engagement with Pacific Indigenous island communities during periods of military occupation, natural disasters, climate change, and political, economic, and social transition.