Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: Emily Eisenhauer
Social and Environmental Justice, Immigration, Ethnicity, Gender, Community, Labor
I am a PhD Candidate working on my dissertation titled “The Construction of Socio-ecological Vulnerability to Climate Change in South Florida,” which is examining how governance networks and residents are thinking about Miami's future under the threat of climate change, particularly sea level rise. I am a research assistant on the NSF Urban Long Term Research Area–Exploratory project (ULTRA-EX) working with my advisor and PI Gail Hollander. I am also affiliated with the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) at the Center for Labor Research and Studies, where I have worked since 2005 doing applied research projects with labor and grassroots social justice organizations, where my areas of research are economic justice, environmental justice, and social movements.
Before coming to FIU I joined the Peace Corps and taught English for two years at Qing Yang Teacher's College in Gansu, China, and I have also taught English in Venezuela. I am a native of central Florida and majored in German at Stetson University in DeLand, FL.