Appointed to The Center for Popular Democracy for the project “The Critical Role of Just Transition Policies in Response to COVID-19.”


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, English, Indiana University Bloomington

Position Description

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. Over the last few years, local, state, and federal governments are beginning to seriously address climate change as a major issue, largely due to successful grassroots organizing and other advocacy, including by a number of CPD affiliate organizations. These affiliates are rooted in frontline communities, particularly low-income communities of color and immigrant communities that are the most vulnerable to catastrophic climate impacts. The Leading Edge Fellow will provide strategic research support to CPD and its affiliates to build a portfolio of federal, state, and local campaigns advocating for just transition policies, particularly as a means of recovering from the economic crises caused by the pandemic and the fossil fuel economy.