The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Krista Harper

Krista Harper
Title: 
Professor
Contact: 
kharper@umass.edu
Research Interests: 
Mobilizations around the environment, urban infrastructure, food justice, and placemaking
Biography: 

I use ethnographic, qualitative, and participatory action research methods to study mobilizations around the environment, urban infrastructure, food justice, and placemaking.  My latest project investigates how urban residents and other stakeholders understand the transition in renewable energy technologies and decarbonization policies, with a focus on issues on equity and environmental justice in marginalized communities.

Education: 
1999 Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz