Vincent Lloyd, Mellon Mays Fellowship recipient, celebrates The Immanent Frame's tenth anniversary by contributing an article in the new series addressing the question: "Is this all there is?" Lloyd serves on The Immanent Frame's Editorial Board.
In this “Just Environments” essay, Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellow Ebunoluwa Popoola examines the transfer of environmental lawsuits from Nigerian courts to European ones as a means of circumventing legal obstacles at the national level. Communities in the Niger Delta face multiple barriers when suing multinational oil companies in Nigerian courts, in part because of high costs, delays, and a restrictive interpretation of legal standing. Moving these cases to foreign jurisdictions, where the multinational companies are based, has been one avenue through which environmental justice has been achieved.