Global Environmental Change, Local Social Problems: Fighting for Climate Justice in a Microcosm of the Anthropocene


Location: C104/105 Hesburgh Center for International Studies Map

Martinsdias Sq

The Comparative Politics Workshop is a graduate student-led forum geared towards presenting and discussing papers and research projects. During the academic semester, regular sessions are held at the Hesburgh Center. These meetings are open to everyone, particularly students, faculty and Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellows. Participants have the chance to present their work and receive valuable, constructive feedback from their colleagues. 


Formerly a practicing lawyer, Kellogg Visiting Fellow Vitor Dias has just completed his PhD in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington, where he was an affiliated researcher at the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL) and a research fellow at the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession at the Maurer School of Law.

His dissertation explores how climate change exacerbates structural inequalities in society, how the urban poor mobilize against climate injustice, and how states respond to the demands of their citizens facing social-ecological hazards. During his time at Kellogg, Dias will work on his book project to publish his dissertation as a monograph.


Daniel C. Miller is associate professor of environmental policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching focus on international environmental politics and policy, with a special interest in understanding the socioeconomic and ecological impacts of conservation funding in tropical countries and the political factors shaping those impacts. His research also explores the contribution forests and trees make to human well-being in rural areas around the world. 

Comparative Politics Workshop sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

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