David Naguib Pellow

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David Naguib Pellow (born 1969) has written widely on themes, and edited books, related to the environment. He co-edited, in 2006, the book Challenging the Chip. He is currently Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously he was Professor, Don Martindale Endowed Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has also been described as "an activist-scholar who has published widely on environmental justice issues in communities of color."

Books authored, edited[edit]

Some of David Naguib Pellow's works include book Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (October 2004). He co-edited (2005, with Robert J. Brulle) Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement

Relevant, more accessible[edit]

His webpage at the University of California, San Diego site says: "Pellow has sought to make the academic enterprise more relevant and more accessible to non-academic audiences. This is the greatest challenge of the social scientist and one of the greatest dilemmas facing public universities that are primarily focused on faculty research."

Pellow joined the UCSD faculty in 2002. He is also Director of the California Cultures in Comparative Perspective. This research initiative, according to online links, supports "creative interdisciplinary research, teaching and collaborations among faculty, students, and the public".


His area of specialisation include issues concerning race and ethnicity, the environment, labour, social protest, immigration, free trade agreements, globalization, the global impacts of the high tech industry in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.

Focus of work[edit]

Naguib Pellow's work has focussed on the "social and environmental impacts of the U.S. and international waste management industries (garbage, pesticides, incineration, electronic computer wastes etc.) and the global social protest movement that has emerged to combat this." He has also published on issues such as environmental racism, occupational health hazards, economic globalization, international environmental protest movements, Silicon Valley industries, the global environment in high tech and social impacts, waste management industry, recycling industry, international movement of hazardous chemical wastes and international laws/conventions/treaties concerning environmental protection.


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