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Brinda Sarathy, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis

Brinda Sarathy, PhD

    With Pitzer Since: 2007
    Field Group: Environmental Analysis
    Campus Address: Fletcher 221
    Phone: 909.607.7342
    Email: brinda_sarathy

    M.S., PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    BA, McGill University

Research Interests

Natural resource management, environmental justice, race, and immigration, social inequality, US environmental policy.

Recent Courses

  • Environmental Justice (EA86)
  • U.S. Environmental Policy (EA95)
  • Commodifying Nature (EA154)
  • EA Senior Thesis Seminar (EA197)

Selected Publications

  • Pineros:  Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.
  • "The Marginalization of Pineros in the Pacific Northwest," Society and Natural Resources, vol.21, no.8 (2008).
  • "Guest Workers or Unauthorized Immigrants? The Case of Forest Workers in the United States," Policy Sciences, vol.41, no.2 (2008). With Vanessa Casanova.
  • Partnerships for Empowerment: Participatory Research for Community-Based Natural Resource Management. London, UK: Earthscan Press, 2008. Edited volume with Carl Wilmsen, William Elmendorf, Larry Fisher, Jacquelyn Ross, and Gail Wells.
  • “The Latinization of forest management work in southern Oregon: A case from the Rogue Valley,” Journal of Forestry, vol.104, no.7 (2006).

Conference Participation and Invited Talks

  •  “What Makes for Environmental Justice? Reconsidering Cases Written Out of the Narrative,” invited talk at the Berkeley Workshop on Environmental Politics, University of California, Berkeley, December 2, 2011.
  •  “Pineros: Forest Labor in the Pacific Northwest,” invited talk at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, October 20, 2011.
  • “Farm and Forest Labor in Rural Oregon: A Comparative Study of Latino Worker Advocacy,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society, Boise, ID, July 29, 2011.
  • Panel organizer: “Environmental Apartheid and Justice in the Inland Valley,” Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 11, 2011.
  • Panel organizer : “Bringing Critical Ethnic Studies to Environmental Studies,” Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 11, 2011.
  • Invited speaker, panel on nuclear waste following a screening of “Into Eternity,” Monroe Center for Social Inquiry and Science and Technology Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, March 20, 2011.
  • “Rewriting the Environmental Justice Narrative: The Stringfellow Acid Pits and Community Participation in Environmental Regulation,” invited talk at the 5-College Environmental Analysis Luncheon, The Claremont Colleges, April 1, 2011.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors

  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York, fall 2011.
  • Morris K. Udall Dissertation Fellowship, 2005 (2 awarded nationally each year)

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