Carrie Chennault

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics

Research Summary: My research uses a feminist and social justice lens to examine the politics of environmental sustainability. I take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on feminist, queer, and black geographies and political ecology to examine power and inequality. Using these frameworks, I study food and environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, spatial inequities in urban ecology, and community engagement. Mixed methods guide my research, including feminist, ethnographic, participatory/community-engagement, and data visualization. Through an interdisciplinary, mixed methods approach, my work reveals the multiple, interacting scales of environmental sustainability – the interconnections between policies, social structures, and people’s everyday experiences of the environment in their communities.