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Kari Marie Norgaard

University of Oregon

Based in

United States
North America

Dr. Kari Marie Norgaard is a non-Native Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies who lives and thinks in Kalapuya lands at University of Oregon. She has also worked as a consultant for the Karuk Tribe on tribal environmental policy since 2003. Over the past fifteen years Dr. Norgaard has published and taught in the areas of environmental sociology, Indigenous environmental justice, gender and environment, race, and sociology of emotions. She is the author of over three dozen articles and book chapters, Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Nature, Colonialism and Social Action (Rutgers University Press, 2019), Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life (MIT Press, 2011) and a recipient of the Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award, a Sociology of Emotions Recent Contribution Award and the Pacific Sociological Association’s Distinguished Practice Award. Dr. Norgaard Chaired the Section on Environmental Sociology of the American Sociological Association from 2018-2019 and is a founding member and Secretary/Treasurer of the ASA Section on Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations. Her latest book Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Nature, Colonialism and Social Action was a 2020 finalist for the C.W. Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Norway

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice

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