Clare Cannon

I am excited to have joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis this summer.

My doctorate is in the interdisciplinary City, Culture + Community program at Tulane University. In my dissertation, “Exposure to Environmental Hazards: Analyzing the Location and Distribution of Landfills across the contiguous United States,” I utilize quantitative, qualitative, and spatial methods to analyze relationships between social and environmental inequality at the sub-national level of analysis. I employ a feminist intersectionality approach for guiding research questions and hypothesis testing. This research is sponsored by a NSF grant (#1602813).

My research areas include political economy and the environment, global and urban sustainability, gender and society, climate change and disasters, and mixed-methodologies. I have two main research lines: 1) applying theories of intersectionality to studies of the environment; and, 2) applying queer and feminist theories to policies and interventions around personal-based violence.

I received my B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from Scripps College of the Claremont Consortium. I received my M.A. in Social Ethics and Depth Psychology and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in New York City.