Umair Muhammad

Umair Muhammad is a PhD student at York University, where his research focuses on the political economy of the environment. He is the author of Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism, a book that challenges us to move beyond individualist and lifestyle-centric forms of activism. He has been involved in student and community organizing for six years, doing work in the areas of anti-poverty and environmental activism. He is currently a member of Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, where he is helping to organize against pipeline projects. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
  • GTI Contributions

    Mass Extinction: Is the Enemy Us?

    February 2015

    In The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert powerfully documents a planetary tragedy. But the book is heedless of social roots of and solutions for the crisis, indicting, instead, essential flaws in human nature and offering only fatalistic despair.