Sara Sherine Ebadi

PhD Student
B.S. Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 2013
energy politics, environmental politics, scientific expertise & democracy, migration & displacement, visual & participatory methods


Research Interests

My work focuses on the relationships between extractive industries and the people who live alongside them. More specifically, I explore the processes through which host communities and industries negotiate differing visions of safety and remediation around sites of oil production. I have conducted fieldwork in both North and South America, and draw upon literature from science and technology studies, political ecology, political economy, and critical race studies to inform my work.

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship.