Bio

Liz Koslov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. Her research explores the social dimensions of climate change, questions of environmental and climate justice, and how cities are adapting to effects such as extreme weather and sea level rise. She is currently writing a book, Retreat: Moving to Higher Ground in a Climate-Changed City, which offers 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 joining UCLA, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. She received her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, where she worked with the Institute for Public Knowledge, Rebuild By Design, and the Superstorm Research Lab. She 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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