Graduate Profiles

Kapron, Benjamin


Email:

  • ben.kapron@gmail.com

  • Year Entered: 2016

    Student Info

    Comprehensive Areas

    • 1. Pedagogies and Epistemologies of Land
    • 2. Ethics of Land
    • 3. Settler Colonialism, Decolonization, and Anti-Colonial Epistemologies

    Committees

    Dr. Celia Haig-Brown, Dr. Deborah McGregor (Supervisor), Dr. Leesa Fawcett

    Previous Education

  • Honours BSc, Majors: Zoology & Philosophy, University of Toronto
  • MES, "Transforming Relationships with Indigenous Peoples and Animals," Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Publications

    Publications

    Kapron, B. (in review). Storying futures of the always-already extinct: Challenging human exceptionalism; upholding animal survivance and agency. UnderCurrents: journal of critical environmental studies21.

    Kapron, B. on behalf of UnderCurrents Editorial Collective. (forthcoming; 2017). Editorial essay. UnderCurrents: journal of critical environmental studies20, 4-5.

    Kapron, B. (forthcoming; 2017). [Review of the book A Canadian climate of mind: Passages from fur to energy and beyond, by T. B. Leduc]. UnderCurrents: journal of critical environmental studies, 20, 54-55.

    Kapron, B. (2016). Cacophonous settler grounded normativity: Interrelationship with the more-than-human world as a path for decolonial transformation (MES Major Paper). Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Series22(16). Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Retrieved from http://fes.yorku.ca/files/documents/research/outstanding_papers/Kapron_B.pdf.

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience

    University Service

    Co-Chair, PhD Environmental Studies Students' Assocation (PhESSA), 2017-2018 academic year, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

    Service

    Editor, UnderCurrents: journal of critical enironmental studies, Fall 2015-Present. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
          Layout and Design, Vol. 20: Environmental Justice.

    Editor, Action Speaks Louder, Fall 2012-Winter 2013; Summer 2016-Present. OPIRG-Toronto, University of Toronto.

    Teaching Experience

    • Teaching Assistant for Venilla Rajaguru. ENVS3440: Resource Management. Winter 2017. Environmental Studies, York University.
       
    • Teaching Assistant for Kevin Yam. ENVS3520: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Studies. Fall 2016. Environmental Studies, York University.

    Research Assistantship

    Kapron, B. & McMahon, D. (2015). Language and nature. Internal report prepared for S. Evans & S. Winterton, World Wildlife Fund-Canada, Toronto, ON.

    • Graduate Assistant for Dr. Liette Gilbert. Fall 2014-Spring 2016. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference Presentations

    Kapron, B. (2017, April 22). Settler grounded normativities: Learning settler decolonization through engagement with Land. Paper presented at Work of Settler Colonialism II: Emergent Solidarities, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto.

    Kapron, B. (2016, November 3). Cacophonous grounded normativity: Steps toward settler decolonization and transforming relations in a more-than-human world. Paper presented at Decolonizing Conference 2016: Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance, Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto.

    Other Activity

    Resurgencies: Settler-colonialism and radical Indigenous politics, led by Dr. Glen Coulthard (2016, May 16-27). International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School, York University.

    Why FES?