Thinking Across Departments

The Environmental Resilience Institute hosts monthly Open House sessions for graduate students interested in discussing their research with other students from around Grounds working on environmental resilience related topics. Our Open House events are part of the student-led, ERI supported, Graduate Research Forum (GRF). The GRF is open to all grad students and invests in activities that advance novel frameworks, theories, models, and applications that are transformative and have societal impacts.  We hope you can attend this and other GRF events!

On November 4th from 12-1pm, Cat Owsik and Nettie Webb hosted a virtual GRF Open House. Attendees discussed their research and look for connections to their own work.

Intergenerational campaigns for environmental health equity

Cat Owsik is a third-year PhD student studying how a sense of belonging relates to changing systems of power. She primarily applies quantitative psychology methods to issues of equity and sustainability. Cat and Nettie collected data on 140 environmental justice campaigns across the United States to examine which factors, if any, led to the success (i.e., policy changes, reparations) of such campaigns for the people of color and low-income communities disproportionately harmed by environmental projects.

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