Rabach, K., T. Schütz and K. Fortun. 2020. Environmental Injustice Slow Disaster Case Studies Summer 2020Disaster STS Network. University of California Irvine.


These case study reports focus on everyday, cumulative pollution in diverse California communities. The report addresses a series of ten questions that draw out local details in a manner that encourages comparison with other places.

The research has been done quickly (within the constraints of a quarter-long undergraduate class) so is limited to and points to the need for further research and community engagement.

The goal is to help build both a body of research on environmental injustice and a network of researchers ready to help conceptualize and implement next-generation environmental protections.

Case Studies

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to read students' case study research reports