Jennifer Telesca, PhD is Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at the Pratt Institute. She is the author of Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna (University of Minnesota Press, 2020), which goes behind the scenes of ocean governance to illuminate the conditions enabling the slaughter of one of the planet’s last big fish. Her op-eds have appeared in Hakai Magazine and Yale e60.org, and her work featured in Earth Island Journal, Mongabay, and Psychology Today. Cross-trained in anthropology, law and media studies, Telesca does fieldwork at the United Nations and in treaty bodies, diplomatic missions, and other sites scaled supranationally.
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.