David Naguib Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his books are the award-winning Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT Press, 2002) and Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (coedited with Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005.) Prof. Pellow is mainly interested in the intersections between social inequality and environmental conflict. He continues to work on local, national, and transnational environmental justice movements and global policy frameworks concerning sustainability. He is working on 1) a study of how alliances between environmentalists and indigenous peoples form to protect spaces deemed sacred and ecologically significant and 2) a project that seeks to radically expand the theoretical boundaries of the field of environmental justice studies.
Dr. Pellow is also the co-editor of Keywords for Environmental Studies, with fellow HfE consultant and PI, William Gleason and Joni Adamson, which brings leading international figures from the humanities, sciences and social sciences together to think collectively about the issues facing humans in a time of rapid environmental change (in press, New York University Press, 2015).