Keynote Speakers

Dr. Angelica de Freitas e Silva 

Dr. Angelica de Freitas e Silva research interests include Energy related Decolonial Approaches, Epistemologies, and Methodologies; Environmental Justice; Global and Social Justice, Social Movements, Resource Conflicts in the Global South. She has a background as a construction lawyer in Brazil. Angelica finished her PhD from the university of Westminster Law School in 2019. She is one of the coordinators of the Law, Development and Conflict Research Group with the Westminster Law School. Since 2016, she holds the post of Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster Business School of Applied Management, where she teaches the disciplines of Contracts, Tort and Property Law. As a lecturer, Angelica is also engaged with the critical pedagogical discussions around decolonizing the curriculum and decolonizing academia, leading extension projects on this matter.

Dr. Farhana Sultana 

Dr. Farhana Sultana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Syracuse University, USA. She is also the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Dr Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans the topics of nature-society relationships, water governance, climate change, post-colonial development, transnational feminism, and decolonizing academia. Her work is informed by not only by her background and training in the natural sciences, social sciences, and policy experience, but also from having lived and worked on three continents, being a post-colonial subject and scholar, and having a lifelong commitment to critical praxis and social justice. Continue reading…

Dr. Tanya Wyatt

Dr. Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. She is a green criminologist specialising in wildlife crime and trafficking, non-human animal abuse and welfare, and the intersections with organised crime, corporate crime, and corruption. Her research also focuses on crimes of the powerful and invisible crimes with the intention to challenge society’s definitions of crime and the failure to hold powerful actors responsible for harm. Professor Wyatt has published and edited more than 10 books on green crime topics and published more than 30 journal articles. Her latest publications are the textbook Crime and Power with Professor Pamela Davies and two forthcoming books in 2021 Is CITES Protecting Wildlife? assessing implementation and compliance and Wildlife Trafficking Second Edition