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Journal articles

2020. Pavithra Vasudevan and Sara Smith (First author). “The Domestic Geopolitics of Racial Capitalism. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. DOI: 10.1177/2399654420901567.

2019. Pavithra Vasudevan. “An Intimate Inventory of Race and Waste.” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12501.

2018. Mabel Gergan, Sara Smith and Pavithra Vasudevan (Equal authorship). “Earth Beyond Repair: Race and Apocalypse in Collective Imagination.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space: 0263775818756079.

2015. Pavithra Vasudevan and William A. Kearney (First author). “Remembering Kearneytown: Race, Place and Collective Memory in Collaborative Filmmaking.” Area 48 (4): 455-462. 2015.

2014. Siobhan Senier, Anthony Lioi, Mary Kate Ryan, Pavithra Vasudevan, Angel Nieves, Darren Ranco and Courtney Marshall. “The Resilience of Race: A Cultural Sustainability Manifesto.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 1 (2).

2012. Pavithra Vasudevan. “Performance and Proximity: Revisiting Environmental Justice in Warren County, North Carolina,” Performance Research 17 (4): 18-26.

Book chapters

(In Press) Pavithra Vasudevan. “Brown Scholar, Black Studies: On Suffering, Witness & Materialist Relationality.” Feminist Geography Unbound: Intimacy, Territory, and Embodied Power. West Virginia University Press. Banu Gökarıksel, Michael Hawkins, Christopher Neubert, & Sara Smith, eds.

(Forthcoming). Chris Neubert, Sara Smith and Pavithra Vasudevan(Equal authorship). “The Intimate Geopolitics of Race and Gender in the United States.” Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies, Anindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, and Joseli Maria Silva, eds.

2018. Donna Houston and Pavithra Vasudevan. “Storytelling Environmental Justice: Cultural Studies Approaches.” In Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty, and Gordon Walker, eds.: 241-251.

Guest Editorial

2019. Sara Smith, Pavithra Vasudevan, Carlos Serrano and Banu Gökarıksel. “Breaking Families: Whiteness, State Violence, and the Alienable Rights of Kin.” Political Geography. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.01.001

Edited special issues

2017. Sara Smith and Pavithra Vasudevan, eds (Equal authorship). “Race, Biopolitics and the Future: Introduction to the Special Section.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35 (2): 210-221.

Public Scholarship

(Accepted by Editor) Pavithra Vasudevan. “Conscience of the Nation: the Leadership of Dollie Burwell and Naeema Muhammad.” Practical Visionaries: Women of Color and Indigenous Women in the North American Environmental Movement, Anuja Mendiratta and Beth Rose Middleton, eds.

2016. Atiya Husain, Pavithra Vasudevan and Neel Ahuja. “Islamophobia & Anti-Blackness: A Call to Action at UNC.” Monsoon: A Platform for South Asian Affairs, 3: 6.Available:

2013. Pavithra Vasudevan. “Linking Struggles to Build the Movement – Report-back from the NCEJN Summit.” Blog post. Available:

2008. Women’s Environment and Development Organization. “Gender, Climate Change and Human Security: Lessons from Bangladesh, Ghana, and Senegal” (Unpublished working paper), Contributor. Available: