Brinda Sarathy

Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director, Redford Conservancy
Pitzer College

Brinda Sarathy is professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. She is the author of 3 books and several articles on society and the environment, including natural resource management, labor, and environmental justice. In her current project, Sarathy focuses on issues of environmental justice, particularly in cases of community mobilization around toxic waste. She explores some key cases, including those that have been largely unheralded in the conventional narrative of environmental justice, to highlight the important ways in which race, class, and gender intersect–not only in how communities are differentially affected, but also the ways in which they mobilize against toxic waste.