Study Latinxs and the Environment in the Sierra Nevada this Summer

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March 28, 2024
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LTNS 699: Latinxs and the Environment
August 11, 2024 – August 16, 2024

Use the natural landscape of the SF State Sierra Nevada Field Campus as a foundation for thinking about the experiences of Latinx communities with the environment in rural and urban landscapes. The Latinxs and the Environment independent study course is an introduction to the ways in which issues within Latinx communities and environmental resources and conditions intersect. Using historical analysis and contemporary case studies, you will examine how conflicts around natural resources, urban and rural planning and intergenerational practices inform Latinx experiences with the environment.


    Carolina Prado works at the intersection of community-based research, environmental justice, and border studies. She is an Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies at SF State and has previously taught in environmental studies departments in the U.S. and internationally. Her research looks at both the impacts and movements around issues of toxic waste, air pollution and water pollution in Latinx communities. The current research being developed is around the impacts of contaminated water runoff in the city of Tijuana, México.  She is also passionate about food justice and anti-domestic violence work.

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