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Congratulations – Dr. Chiara Camponeschi receives 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations – Dr. Chiara Camponeschi receives 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship


Published on August 29, 2023

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth. The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between the applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career and the host institution – their commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution's strategic priorities.

The Dahdaleh Institute is proud to host Dr. Chiara Camponeschi as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2023-2025 to work on her proposed research project titled "Turning Moments of Crisis into Moments of Care: An Integrative Approach to Climate Resilience and Planetary Health" (read more below):

In recent years, calls for recovery and transformation have been at the heart of virtually every strategic plan advanced by institutional actors. Nevertheless, formal interventions continue to remain focused on outdated framings of vulnerability and resilience that are conceptually ill-equipped to address the interconnected nature of the crises that confront us today. In addition, the lens of crisis continues to be invoked to reinforce a reactive stance to change, one driven by narratives of enclosure, disconnection, and austerity. Crises, however, can be richly generative moments of rupture that reveal contradictions, incite action, and stimulate new visions.  

Dr. Camponeschi's Banting postdoctoral project is premised on a dual focus: stimulating radical imaginaries for transformative change, and offering contributions to the design of ‘infrastructures of care’ in support of meaningful resilience outcomes. Guided by an explicit commitment to amplifying practical solutions, her project will:

  1. contribute to a more robust understanding of vulnerability in theory and practice;
  2. connect the dots between her model of "integrative resilience" and planetary health;
  3. bring a much-needed focus on the physical and mental health impacts of systemic crises, so as to expand the scope of formal responses beyond the context of acute disasters; and
  4. offer policy prompts that provide the necessary scaffolding to guide the design and implementation of interventions that support the pursuit of social, environmental, and healing justice.

Dr. Camponeschi's work is a responsive and scalable framework that can be leveraged in a variety of settings where adaptation, equity, and wellbeing coalesce––one that will only become more relevant in the years to come.

Congratulations, Chiara!

Read the YFile article

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Learn more about Dr. Camponeschi's related publications academic papers:

  • Camponeschi, C. (2021). Narratives of vulnerability and resilience: An investigation of the climate action plans of New York City and Copenhagen. Geoforum (123): 78-88.
  • Camponeschi, C. (2022a). Integrative resilience in action: Stories From the Frontlines of Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 4.
  • Camponeschi, C. (2022b). The Resilience Of Urban Entrepreneurialism: Challenging The Neoliberal Turn of Municipal Climate Planning. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 41(1), 130–147.
  • Camponeschi, C. (2022c). Toward Integrative Resilience: A Healing Justice and Trauma-Informed Approach to Urban Climate Planning. Cities & Health, 6(5), 1-33.

Learn about Dr. Camponeschi's work with Enabling City and connect with Enabling City on Twitter.


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