ESP Biography

RIVER HAYES, Brandeis junior studying Env. Studies + Sociology

Major: Sociology and Env. Studies

College/Employer: Student at Brandeis University

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hey everyone! I study Sociology and Environmental Studies at Brandeis University, where I'm also an editor for our school newspaper and a coordinator for our environmental volunteer club. I'm from New Hampshire, and I love cooking, camping, and teaching! I'm really excited for HSSP and to meet you all.

Past Classes

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H14056: Introduction to Climate Justice in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
As environmental threats become harsher and more complex around the globe, it remains clear that certain communities are disproportionately affected by them. Inequalities can be seen in the causes of environmental issues, the impacts of those issues, and the policies put in place to respond to them. This course will explore the effects of these injustices, the reasons behind their existence and persistence, and the measures we can take to combat them. We will examine these facets through an analysis of various movements, from environmentalism to denialism, and will also touch on their relation to the current pandemic. This class will be partly lecture-based and partly discussion-based. Discussions on this subject will be enriched by students with a diverse range of interests, and no previous experience on this subject is required – just curiosity and an open mind!