Chris N. Lesser

PhD Candidate
Critical Physical Geography; Political Ecology; Environmental Anthropology; Historical Sociology; Law; STS; Climate Justice; Latin America

583 McCone Hall
clesser@berkeley.edu

I am an environmental geographer working in the fields of political ecology and critical physical geography. My research uses multiple methods, including botany, biogeochemistry, and ethnography to analyze the social and ecological effects of different theories and methods for measuring and managing environmental change. Focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, I study how ecological science affects social inequalities and specific forms of environmental violence. My goal is to think about methods for science that can help to achieve social reparation and environmental repair.