Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen

Intersections in Environmental Justice publishes books for scholars and students that focus on environmental justice around the world. By inviting scholars from multidisciplinary perspectives—including but not limited to environmental, public, and Western histories; sociology; political science; communications; geography, Native and Indigenous studies; ethnic studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; built environments; and ecology—the series explores the interrelated issues of race, gender, and inequity that impact citizens of the globe. Series titles cover land, food, agriculture, water, and climate justice issues and the way such issues are expressed in both urban and non-urban environments.

This series contributes to a growing conversation about the way in which community building creates an opportunity to create a better society, one that aims for food and water security, sovereignty of land, and generating bridges to connect individuals and organizations, the academy and activists, and citizens and policymakers to their local spaces, regions, and the planet.

All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editor and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.

Indigenous Perceptions and Changing Forms of Leadership in Amazonia

Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen is assistant professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Helsinki. She is also affiliated with the Centre EREA, Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense. Her publications include Indigenous Youth in Brazilian Amazonia, as well as several edited books and articles on mobility, shamanism, adolescence, indigenous politics, ethnohistory, and indigenous ontologies and epistemologies and various indigenous school materials.