Bio

Liz Koslov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, where she studies the social, political, and cultural dimensions of climate change, with a particular focus on how cities are adapting to extreme weather and sea level rise. Her first book, Retreat: Moving to Higher Ground in a Climate-Changed City, under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press, is an ethnographic account of community-organized retreat from the coast in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. A related article, The Case for Retreat, appears inĀ Public Culture. Liz has spoken about this research in outlets that include The New Yorker, WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, and Scientific American. Prior to coming to UCLA, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. She completed her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and also holds an MSc in Culture and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Communication and Spanish and Latin American Literature from George Washington University.

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