CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2022 Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics

The International Society for Environmental Ethics and Ethics & the Environment Journal
are pleased to announce a CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2022 Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics. Deadline for Nominations: May 6, 2022

To help build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field of environmental ethics, the International Society for Environmental Ethics and Ethics & the Environment journal seek to highlight intersectional scholarship in environmental philosophy. To this end, we established an award in recognition of Dr. Victoria Davion, who made cutting-edge contributions to interdisciplinary work in feminist and environmental ethics and was the founding editor of the journal, Ethics & the Environment. At the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society, Dr. Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at University of Georgia, delivered a keynote address and was the inaugural recipient of the award. Dr. Melanie Harris, who is currently Professor of Black Feminist Thought and Womanist Theology at Wake Forest University, where she serves as Director of the Food, Health and Ecological Well-Being Program, won the 2021 award.

With this call, the Society seeks nominations for the 2022 Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics. The award honors scholars engaged in intersectional work that describes, considers, or responds to overlapping forms of exclusion, discrimination, or injustice – such as the interplay of race, class, and gender in environmental injustice, or the relationship between colonialism and climate inequities. Eligible candidates include those whose work may be characterized, for example, as examining relations between environmental philosophy and feminist and gender studies, critical race theory, Indigenous studies, disability studies, or other areas that center questions of environmental (in)justice. We aim to recognize work in research, teaching, and service that extends the scope of environmental ethics to incorporate perspectives and methods that have been historically marginalized or excluded from environmental philosophy as a discipline. This includes research that addresses questions of epistemic injustice, such as the devaluation of certain forms of knowledge within academic environmental philosophy, barriers to and opportunities for developing more inclusive perspectives, and approaches to respectfully collaborating across perspectives and traditions. In general, we seek to honor and advance work that brings different threads of philosophy and environmental thought together, both within and beyond formal academic discourse.

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The award is open to individuals at all to stages of their career; however, candidates should demonstrate a sustained commitment to intersectional scholarship, or more broadly, to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of environmental ethics and beyond. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations should include:

(1) A letter of nomination, listing the name, affiliation (if any), and contact information of both the nominee and nominator. The letter should explain how and why the nominee qualifies for the award.

(2) The nominee’s curriculum vitae or professional resume.

Nominations may also include:

(3) Descriptions, representative samples, or links to relevant work

(4) Additional letters of endorsement for the nomination, no more than two.

Please assemble the nominating materials into a single PDF file and send them to ISEE President Marion Hourdequin at with the subject line “2022 Davion Award Nomination.” Nominations are due by Friday, May 6, 2022. Nominations will be evaluated by members of the ISEE Governing Board and a representative from the journal Ethics and the Environment.

An announcement of the winner will be made at the 2022 Annual ISEE Meeting (June 29-July 2, 2022). Questions about the award or nomination process can be directed to