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Camila Alvarez

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. My areas of expertise are environmental sociology, environmental justice, and critical quantitative methodology. My research addresses the question: How are social inequalities reinforced through environmental problems? My background training in mathematics and passion for numbers draws me to use statistical methods in my research. I contextualize my work using theoretical frameworks from political economy and sociology of race and ethnicity. I have published in Social Problems, Social Science & Medicine, Environmental Justice, and Sociological Perspectives. In 2022, I was the recipient of the Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation.