Green Festival Speakers

Dr. David Pellow



Dr. David N. Pellow is an activistscholar who has published widely on environmental justice issues in communities of color in the U.S. and globally. His books include: Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice (forthcoming, MIT Press); The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the HighTech Global Economy (with Lisa SunHee Park, New York University Press, 2002);
Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT Press, 2002); Urban Recycling and the Search For Sustainable Community Development (with Adam Weinberg and Allan Schnaiberg, Princeton University Press, 2000), Power, Justice, the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (editor, with Robert J. Brulle, MIT Press, 2005); and Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (editor, with Ted Smith, David Sonnenfeld, and Leslie Byster, Temple University Press, 2006). He is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego where he teaches courses on social movements, environmental justice, globalization, and immigration, race and ethnicity. Pellow is also the Director of the California Cultures in Comparative Perspectivean international research initiative based at UCSD. He has served on the Boards of Directors of several communitybased organizations that are dedicated to improving the living and working environments for people of color, immigrants, and lowincome persons. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University in 1998. He earned his B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1992.