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Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee works closely with Indigenous Gwich’in and Iñupiat community members and environmental organizations to protect significant biological nurseries in Arctic Alaska. Author of "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land" (Mountaineers Books, 2003), and editor of "Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point" (Seven Stories Press, 2013), Subhankar is currently completing two books: coeditor (with T.J. Demos and Emily Eliza Scott) of "Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change" (Routledge, Spring 2021), and coauthor (with Ananda Banerjee) of "Biological Annihilation" (Seven Stories Press, Spring 2022). Subhankar serves as the founding Director of the Species in Peril project at UNM.

Articles by this author

 

Biden on Biodiversity: The Silence and the Promise

This silence is disheartening because the biodiversity crisis is just as significant, just as expansive, just as severe, and just as consequential as the climate crisis.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Protecting Indigenous Languages Is Protecting Biodiversity

With Indigenous languages, we can turn from a narrative of apocalypse—toward multispecies kinship, care, stewardship, protection, and love for the living Earth.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection

Our nonhuman relatives need us and, we need them.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Arctic Refuge Protectors: An Open Letter from Teachers and Scholars

Fossil fuel development in the Coastal Plain would devastate an Arctic nursery of global significance. It would violate human rights, jeopardize food security, and threaten the health and safety of Indigenous communities. It would contribute to the escalating crises of climate change and biological annihilation.

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak ·


Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode

On the great vanishing happening before our eyes

Subhankar Banerjee ·


The Last Oil: Gathering to Resist Trump’s Reckless Arctic Energy Policy

Instead of reducing extraction of fossil fuels to stabilize the global climate as science mandates, the Trump administration has launched a war on environmental conservation and indigenous human rights

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Scholars for the Arctic Refuge

An open letter calling upon Congress to remove reckless Arctic Refuge drilling proposal from the budget.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere...

Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge?

Subhankar Banerjee ·

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