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Danielle Falzon

Rutgers University

Based in

United States
North America

Danielle is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her research addresses power and inequality in climate change decision-making. She has completed work at the UN climate negotiations examining disparities between Global North and Global South countries’ abilities to assert their priorities in climate texts. Her current work investigates the norms and priorities guiding the field of actors planning climate adaptation in Bangladesh: how finance is distributed, vulnerability is defined, knowledge is valued, and sustainability is imagined in interventions.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Bangladesh

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice

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Falzon, Danielle. 2021. “The Ideal Delegation: How Institutional Privilege Silences ‘Developing’ Nations in the UN Climate Negotiations.” Social Problems, August 20, 2021.

Falzon, Danielle. 2021. “Expertise and Exclusivity in Adaptation Decision-Making.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 51:95-100 (August 2021).

Hossain, Md. Fahad, Danielle Falzon, M. Feisal Rahman, and Saleemul Huq. 2021. “Toward Climate Justice: Making the Polluters Pay for Loss and Damage.” In Principles of Justice and Real-World Climate Politics, edited by Sarah Kenehan and Corey Katz, 149–70. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Falzon, Danielle, J. Timmons Roberts, and Robert J. Brulle. 2021. “Sociology and Climate Change: A Review and Research Agenda.” In Handbook of Environmental Sociology, edited by Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Andrew Jorgenson, Stephanie A. Malin, Lori Peek, David N. Pellow, and Xiaorui Huang, 189–217. Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Roberts, J. Timmons, Romain Weikmans, Stacy-ann Robinson, David Ciplet, Mizan Khan, and Danielle Falzon. 2021. “Rebooting a Failed Promise of Climate Finance.” Nature Climate Change, February 18, 2021.

Falzon, Danielle and Pinar Batur. 2018. “Lost and Damaged: Environmental Racism, Climate Justice, and Conflict in the Pacific.” Pp. 401–12 in Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations, Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research. Springer, Cham.

Falzon, Danielle, Alex Press, Samuel Maron, Robert Wengronowitz, Benjamin Levy, Jeffrey Juris. 2018. “To Change Everything We Need Everyone: Recursivity in the People’s Climate March.” Interface: a journal for and about social movements 10(1-2):92-116.