Erin Condit Bergren

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies


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My research applies critical theory and social science to understand how societies adapt to climate change. My over-arching research question is: How do social power and social difference affect adaptation to climate change, and how does adaptation reinforce or disrupt social differences or hierarchies? The questions I currently investigate fit broadly into the themes of political ecology of disaster, epistemology, and international environmental politics.

Courses Taught

ENV 120: American Culture and the Environment

ENV 300: Special Topics - Political Ecology

IDS 125: First Year Seminar in Environmental Studies