My research is focused on environmental studies, drawing on sociology, community development, race, and inequality. Through community-based research and community organizing, I investigate how communities can act collectively around the issues of the environment.
Building on my previous community-based research, I would like to further investigate what motivates members of marginalized communities to participate in environmental activism. With institutional and internalized oppression manifested in a variety of forms, marginalized communities have faced challenges to their participation in environmental activism. However, these obstacles have helped to build community cohesion support for greater environmental sustainability activities.
The underlying question for this subsequent project is: how does community marginalization facilitate environmental activism? This research will contribute to the conversation around sustainable communities, particularly as it relates to race, class, and identity.