Environmental Justice

Building Equity Amid Climate Change

person walks in the distance in an urban gardenEngaging with partners from around the world and across campus, SJSU researchers find ways to right historical injustices in the environment. From tracking the impacts of transportation policies to monitoring environmental toxins to developing community gardens for education and to combat food deserts, SJSU researchers work to mitigate environmental injustice. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in this area.

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Featured Faculty

corderoEugene Cordero
Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science
Climate Change, Science Education, Environment, Governance, Meteorology, Weather
ORCID: 0000-0001-5452-8896

diaoMinghui Diao
Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science

Climate Impacts and Resilience in California; Clouds and Aerosols in a Changing Climate
ORCID: 0000-0003-0324-0897

anonymous, no picture of fengXi Feng
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging
Food Chemistry, Food Quality, Functional Food, Flavor Formation, Functional Components from Foods

rampiniCostanza Rampini
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Human Dimensions of Climate Change, Sustainable Water Resources Management, Environmental Justice
ORCID: 0000-0002-8060-4386

riversDaniel Lanza Rivers
Assistant Professor of Humanities
Environmental Humanities, Environmental Justice, Queer Feminist Studies, Decolonial Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Literature, Creative Nonfiction
ORCID: 0000-0002-8124-9208

rileyShannon Rose Riley
Professor of Humanities

Ecosomatics, Ecophilosophy, Somatics and Trauma, Performance Studies, Performance as Research, Environmental Justice, Critical Whiteness studies, Arts and Healing
ORCID: 0000-0001-8201-9167 

toddAnne Marie Todd
Dean, College of Social Sciences

Environmental Communication, Climate Change, Environmental Aesthetics, Sense of Place, Sustainability Education, Community Engagement, Integrative Learning
ORCID: 0000-0002-2936-4073

velandSiri Veland
Assistant Professor of Geology
Transformation, Sustainability, Human-Environment Interactions, Anthropocene, Natural Resource Mgmt., Climate Change, Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge, Food Systems
ORCID: 0000-0003-1500-8729

visintainerTammie Visintainer
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Race, Identity, Learning, Science Education, Climate Understanding
ORCID: 0000-0002-6127-2777

Potential collaborators and members of the media may contact us at officeofresearch@sjsu.edu.