Julie Sze, Ph.D.

 Julie Sze
University of California, Davis
Associate Professor of American Studies
American Studies Program

Julie Sze is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research is at the intersection of interdisciplinary fields: American studies, environmental, urban and ethnic studies. Sze’s research focuses on race, class, gender and the environment, environmental justice movement, urban environmentalism and environmental health. Her book from MIT Press, Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (Dec. 2006), analyzes the culture, politics and history of environmental justice activism in New York City within the larger context of privatization, deregulation and globalization. She is the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.

  • Environmental Studies (environmental justice, urban environments, environmental activism, gender and the environment, garbage, transportation and energy)
  • Urban Studies / Urban Planning
  • Health Activism (environmental health, asthma)
  • Ethnic Studies (racial formation, race and space)
  • Social Movements and Community Activism

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