Sociologies of Extraction

23 Jun 2022, 2 p.m.

This event examines how processes of extraction work through, and exacerbate, long-standing inequalities and modes of exploitation. More broadly, it will consider how critical approaches to climate change – specifically from postcolonial and decolonial positions – are needed to counter depoliticized and ahistorical accounts of our current environmental crisis. The speakers will focus on the production and sale of palm oil, and issues of pollution and extractivism.


  • Dr Su-Ming Khoo
  • Dr Max Haiven
  • Dr Andrea Sempértegui