Anya Galli Robertson
I study social movements and environmental sociology, with a particular emphasis on movement tactics, environmental politics, and qualitative methods. I have published four papers on these subjects in peer-reviewed journals (with colleagues and as a single author), with an additional four papers currently under review. My single-authored paper, “How Glitter Bombing Lost its Sparkle: The Emergence and Decline of a Novel Social Movement Tactic,” was awarded the 2017 CBSM Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award.
I will receive my PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland in early 2018. My dissertation explores the foundations of environmental privilege in the US coal-fired power industry by analyzing political discourse and environmental policymaking surrounding the 2016 election.
I am currently an RA for the Climate Constituencies Project, which studies policy networks and political polarization around climate and clean energy through a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. I am also a Fellow at the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, where I have researched climate activism, civic participation, and environmental stewardship. I have taught undergraduate courses in Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, and Sociological Theory with an emphasis on teaching innovation and active learning.
I received a BA from St. Olaf College in 2008 and an MA in Sociology from the University of Maryland in 2012.
- Environmental Sociology
- Social Movements
- Qualitative Methods
- BAPsychology, Women's Studies, & Studio Art--St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
- MASociology--University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Sociology