Date of Award

Fall 2022

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Religion, PhD


School of Arts and Humanities

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Nicola Denzey-Lewis

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Kevin Wolfe

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Ann Hidalgo

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Climate Studies, Ecofeminism, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous Climatic Perspectives, Indigenous Religion

Subject Categories

Religion | Women's Studies


This dissertation presents a multidisciplinary analysis of climate discourse from Indigenous Climatic Perspectives (ICP). This research highlights how the manner in which we relate intellectually, culturally and spiritually to the environment has been dictated by economic ideology developed within Euro-American capitalistic paradigms. Hence, the origin of our climate disaster is traced to religious and philosophical assumptions about Nature and the environment, that operate unchallenged within spheres of discourse- scientific, religious and cultural. This dissertation presents an alternative means of analysis, Indigenous Climatic Perspectives, by which we can come to understand our place in the biosphere by embedding new theoretical and praxiological methodologies based on co-operation with environmental factors. Indigenous philosophy and religious practices are combined with other perspectives, such as ecofeminism, sociological analysis, urban studies and agro-ecology to present a coherent, climate-conscious discourse that is accessible and functional in terms of helping reduce the impact of climate destruction.