2022 Seed Grants
- Kailani Acosta (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Benjamin Keisling (Postdoctoral Researcher; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
- Lauren Ritchie (Undergraduate Student; Sustainable
- Kwolanne Felix (Undergraduate Student; History)
- This project continues the activities of the Columbia Climate Conversations series, which amplifies marginalized voices in climate and sustainability.
- This Seed Grant will support fund a symposium combining panels, workshops, and networking opportunities.
- The event will help center the perspectives and interests of students of color at the new Columbia Climate School.
- Sandra Portocarrero (Graduate Student; Sociology)
- Bonnie Siegler (Graduate Student; Sociology)
- James Carter (Graduate Student; Columbia Business School)
- Graduate students will have the opportunity over this two-day conference to present their research and receive feedback from senior scholars.
- Faculty members will also serve as panel moderators and keynote speakers.
- The event will help strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion scholarship by promoting research and network building for early-career scholars.
- Kevin Schwarzwald (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Laurel DiSera (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Since its founding in May 2020, the New Era Network for Societally Integrated Climatology (NENSIC) has hosted 30 virtual events.
- NENSIC provides a casual setting for young researchers and professionals to collaborate.
- This grant will fund a networking event, an interdisciplinary career panel, and a hackathon.
- Elizabeth Case (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Nathan Lenssen (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Suki Wong (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Oren Pizmony-Levy (Associate Professor; International and Comparative Education)
- Zines, independently published short-form works, have long been a tool for democratizing information that is censored, difficult to access, or taboo.
- This project will fund the creation and publishing of the first series of NYC Climate Zines in collaboration with students in Nathan Lessen's course Climate Impacts on Humans in New York City
- The zines will be distributed freely throughout the city, archived with zine libraries and catalogued online.
- Don Casler (Graduate Student; Political Science)
- Richard Clark (Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University; Political Science)
- Noah Zucker (Graduate Student; Political Science)
- Funds survey research to understand whether the public punishes leaders for reneging on their self-determined emissions reductions targets.
- The study will consider how marginalized communities may be able to mobilize politically to press for greater compliance with these emissions reduction targets.
- The project will culminate with a virtual workshop for students and scholars focused on climate cooperation and justice.
- Susanne Prochazka (Graduate Student; Human Rights Studies)
- Kellie Schipper (Graduate Student; Human Rights Studies)
- Lauren Houghton (Assistant Professor; Epidemiology)
- Inga Winkler (Lecturer; Human Rights Studies)
- There has been limited scholarship on the menstrual experiences of trans women. This study will explore this under-researched area.
- The survey will help provide information for medical professionals to draw upon when treating transgender patients.
- Through bicultural, mixed-method research, the project will help uncover the lived realities of those who experience menstruation in all forms.