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David Pellow

Portrait: David Pellow

Professor, Don Martindale Endowed Chair
Ph.D. 1998 Northwestern University
Room 1070 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-5006

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Environmental Justice Studies; Racial and Ethnic Inequality; Transnational Social Movements; Qualitative Research Methods; Labor Studies; Immigration.

Current Research

Prof. Pellow is mainly interested in the intersections between social inequality and environmental conflict. He continues to work on local, national, and transnational environmental justice movements and global policy frameworks concerning sustainability. He is working on 1) a study of how alliances between environmentalists and indigenous peoples form to protect spaces deemed sacred and ecologically significant and 2) a project that seeks to radically expand the theoretical boundaries of the field of environmental justice studies.

Selected Publications

Total Liberation: The Power and Promise and Aminal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement.Forthcoming. University of Minnesota Press.

"An Environmental Sociology for the 21st Century" with Hollie Nyseth Brehm. Forthcoming in Annual Review of Sociology, Vol 39.

"Environmental Justice, Animal Rights, and Total Liberation: From Conflict and Distance to Points of Common Focus." 2013. Chapter 21 in Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, edited by Nigel South and Avi Brisman. Routledge.

"Roots of Nativist Environmentalism in America's Eden." 2013. Chapter 12 in American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons, edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N Ruffin. Routledge.

Book Cover: Slums of Aspen

The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America’s Eden. with Park, Lisa Sun-Hee 2011. New York University Press.

“Politics by Other Greens: The Importance of Transnational Environmental Justice Movement Networks.” Pp. 247-265 in JoAnn Carmin and Julian Agyeman (Eds). Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices. MIT Press. 2011.

Environmental Justice,” with Paul Mohai and J. Timmons Roberts. 2009. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34:405-430.