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Mark Ortiz

Pennsylvania State University
United States
Email: mark [period/dot] ortiz [at] psu [period/dot] edu

Mark Ortiz (he/him) is a scholar-activist and President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University. He obtained a Ph.D in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2022 and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama in 2015. His research interests include transnational youth  movements, the intergenerational politics of climate change, and youth popular and social media cultures. He serves as a Leadership Team Member of the North Carolina Climate Justice Collective and has worked with numerous youth and intergenerational climate justice organizations.

Mark Ortiz’s Website.


Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Yusuf Baluch, Adriana Calderon Hernandez, Farzana Faruk Jhumu, and Mark Ortiz. 2022. “Fighting Climate Change in the Global South.” The Forge (April 2022).

Mark Ortiz. 2017. “Climate Litigation and Atmospheric Ethics: A Case Study of Juliana v. United States.” Masters Thesis. (August 2017).