Professor Shalanda Baker on Indigenous Peoples and Clean Energy

Professor Shalanda Baker (NEU '05) is a new addition to Northeastern's faculty, with appointments in both the School of Law and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.  Baker comes to Northeastern after establishing University of Hawai'i's Energy Justice program, and researching the impact of clean energy movements on the rights of indigenous peoples, primarily in globally southern countries.  She finds that the two are frequently at odds, and tells News @ Northeastern “My initial findings suggest that the structure of energy reform is in many ways at odds with the international doctrine regarding the rights of indigenous people...But the energy market is moving too quickly to allow for meaningful course correction.”