RESEARCH THEMES

This EJ/CJ Digital Hub supports and publicizes the work of our nine constituent public scholars, each situated by their own thematic research areas.

In addition to research conducted by the constituent projects and scholars, our cluster supports speakers, conferences and research endeavors organized by colleagues here on campus and in time we hope with new colleagues throughout the University of California system and around the world.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRITICISM & CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Alenda Chang, Department of Film & Media Studies

WIREFRAME STUDIO – Home of Green Games and the cyborg VJ Um Amel at UC Santa Barbara

Leading an innovative form of humanities-based inquiry that explores digital media through critically and theoretically informed collaborative design practices, UCSB Film and Media Studies Professors Laila Shereen Sakr and Alenda Chang established Wireframe Studio in 2017.

CIVIC & POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Hahrie Han, Department of Political Science

The P3 Lab – The P3 lab examines the way civic and political organizations make the participation of ordinary people Possible, Probable, and Powerful. The lab is led by faculty director Hahrie Han, political scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Hahrie and the P3 lab use observational and experimental methods to study civic and political engagement, collective action, organizing, and social change, particularly as it pertains to environmental politics and social policy issues.

CLIMATE JUSTICE SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

John Foran, Departments of Sociology & Environmental Studies

Co-founding member, The Climate Justice Project

Reimagining Radical Climate Justice, in Paul Wapner and Hilal Elver, eds. Reimagining Climate Change (Routledge 2016).

The First Draft of History:  Thirty-Four of the Best Pieces on the Paris Agreement, January 4, 2016 (pdf)

ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY, INFRASTRUCTURE & ADAPTATION, CLIMATE JUSTICE STUDIES

ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

CRITICAL INDIGENOUS STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE