Teaching

Below is a list of my favorite resources for teaching, both ones that I’ve developed and sources developed by other scholars.

Race, health, and environment

  • This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
  • On how environmental racism shaped the US (Robert Bullard on PBS)
  • Lindsey Dillon and Julie Sze’s 2016 article: “Police Power and Particulate Matters: Environmental Justice and the Spatialities of In/Securities in U.S. Cities.” English Language Notes 52(4): 13-23.
  • Carolyn Finney’s 2014 book: Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. University of North Carolina Press.
  • David Pellow’s 2018 book: What is Critical Environmental Justice? (Polity Press) and his 2016 article, “Toward a Critical Environmental Justice Studies: Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge.” Du Bois Review. 
  • Brandi Summers’ recent op-ed in The NY Times
  • Natalia Mehlman Petrzela’s recent op-ed in The NY Times
  • Myles Lennon, Decolonizing energy: Black Lives Matter and technoscientific expertise amid solar transitions, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 30, August 2017, Pages 18-27, ISSN 2214-6296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.06.002
  • Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
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General environmental sociology

Continually-updated resource pages

Course design, handouts, and grading

Methodological training