A number of graduate student researchers support the Environment and Society Research Collective (ESRC) at CU Denver. Profiles for these excellent contributors are listed below.
My research examines disaster management and community adaptation to climate change. Specifically, my project explores household interactions with Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPSs) in fire prone areas. This research reviews the unintended impacts of PSPSs and examines how households prepare for future shutoffs.
My research combines political ecology, environmental history, and critical physical geography into the landscape architecture and planning professions to understand current and historical equity issues related to the use and management of water and vegetation in cities of the American West.
Martha Ripley Gray
My research interests include social and nature theory, science and technology studies, climate communications, Anthropocene histories, agnotology and scientism, women's geographies, resources management, post-Neoliberalism, geographies of fear and violence, and political ecology.
My research interests include digital geographies, nature & wilderness, critical & qualitative GIS, and science & technology studies. My project looks at digital representations of nature on Instagram and explores how this digital nature space reflects and influences different outdoor user’s environmental values and interactions with material nature.
My research investigates the role of private firefighters in wildfire suppression and mitigation efforts around the American West. The project characterizes the growing role of private firefighters and examines the social implications and inequities that result from sector privatization.