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Elisabeth Wilder

Sociology PhD Candidate

Elisabeth Wilder is a PhD Candidate in Sociology whose research centers on environmental health and justice. Her dissertation critically examines industry and community-based visions and discourses of water justice and sustainability in the United States. Her past work has examined the social and environmental impacts of oil and gas development, the possibilities and limitations of civic science in the context of regulatory neglect, and the transformative potential of the environmental justice movement. Elisabeth is a co-founding member of the ASA Section on Environmental Sociology’s Committee on Racial Equity. In 2019, she received the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

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e.wilder@northeastern.edu

Areas of Research/Interest: environmental sociology, science and technology studies, social movements, globalization, political economy

Dissertation Committee: Chair: Sharon Harlan, Members: Phil Brown, Steve Vallas, Michael Mascarenhas

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