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Phaedra Carmen Pezzullo University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, Indiana University, USA

Phaedra C. Pezzullo (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Her interdisciplinary training in environmental sciences and humanities informs her principle areas of publication, including environmental justice, climate justice, public advocacy, and tourist studies. She authored Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice (2007), which won four book awards, including the Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication. Pezzullo coedited Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement (2007) and edited Cultural Studies and the Environment, Revisited (2010). She is committed to public engagement, including but not limited to serving on the national Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Committee, on the City of Bloomington’s Environmental Commission, on the Executive Committee of the Just Transition Collaborative, as Director of BoulderTalks (, and on the International Environmental Communication Association’s Climate Negotiations Working Group at COP21 in Paris. She enjoys weekly hikes with her partner and child, as well as cooking a plant-based diet. For more, see her website: