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.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Club & Alumni Center
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Liberal Studies


$15/person; $10/students

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Janna Tajibaeva

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Charlie H Zhang left a positive review 12/4/2019

I enjoyed attending this event and have learned a lot from Dr. Lauren Heberle's talk about environmental justice and her work engaging local communities in Louisville.

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