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Join LEAP and the Environmental Humanities for a book talk with LEAP Student Fellow Ted Hamilton (PhD ‘22, Comparative Literature) about his forthcoming work, Beyond Fossil Law: Climate, Courts, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. The book chronicles the work of Valve Turners, an American climate activist group that shuttered a tar sands oil pipeline in 2016, along with grassroots climate activism projects around the world. It explores why the activities of these groups are illegal while the continued production of harmful fossil fuels is permitted, and it takes on the “outmoded legal ideas” that enable the destruction of the climate.
Ted Hamilton is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at Yale and an attorney working on climate change and social movement support. His research focuses on environmental ideologies and social change in the United States and Latin America, with a focus on the way that the human-nonhuman divide is represented in law and literature. He is also a co-founder of Climate Defense Project, which represents climate change activists engaged in civil disobedience and provides legal support to the climate justice movement.