Carla Dhillon

Assistant Professor (as of August 2021)


Carla Dhillon’s work bridges environmental sociology, decolonial studies, climate justice, and social dimensions of science and technology. She examines pathways that aim to transform inequalities in environmental science practices. Projects have focused on the politics of cross-cultural climate change partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous parties, and on community-oriented science in environmental health and justice movements. Much of this research highlights relationships between governance structures, collective actions, environmental practices, and uneven material conditions across social groups. Her published works appear in venues such as American Behavioral Scientist, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Also a licensed civil engineer, Carla previously worked as a structural and sustainable building designer. She holds a PhD in environmental social sciences and a graduate certificate in science, technology, and society from the University of Michigan.

Contact Information
Emailcarla.dhillon@uconn.edu
Office Location223 Manchester Hall