Meet the Professor - Dr. Lauren Heberle, Defining ‘Community’ in Environmental Policy Research & Practice

When Dec 05, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where University Club
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-2247
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Meet the Professor - Dr. Lauren Heberle, Who, Where, and What Counts as the We in ‘Community’                                                                  in Environmental Policy Research and Practice?Using her work on cleaning up brownfields and Superfund sites in Louisville, sociologist Dr. Lauren Heberle will discuss how ‘Community’ is strategically deployed and contested in environmental decision making by organizations and government agencies.

Using a framework suggested by the prominent Black feminist sociologist Patricia Hill-Collins, Dr. Heberle simultaneously situates ‘Community’ as a politically constructed unit of analysis, a contested idea by which we make sense of our relationships, and as a unit of emergent practice to better understand and facilitate opportunities for community engagement in environmental decision making and environmental justice.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college’s research and cultural offerings.

Reservations are required, with payment by check. Tickets cost $15/person; $10/students. To reserve a spot, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 502-852-2247 or

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