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SSEHRI Releases Its 6th Annual Report

We are excited to release our 6th SSEHRI Annual Report, which features the amazing work being done by our team of faculty, students, research scientists and partners. Click here to view the whole report.

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Congratulations to Dr. Mia Renauld!

Congratulations to SSEHRI researcher, Mia Renauld, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Shaped by Chevron: Race, Responsibility, and Resistance in Richmond, California,” on September 13, 2018.  Mia received her bachelor’s degrees in Political Ecology...

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Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Ritcher

SSEHRI is proud to congratulate Lauren Ritcher on defending her doctoral dissertation, Unseen Science: The Social Re-Discovery of Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds, in August, 2018.  Dr. Ritcher is continuing her research with the Silent Spring Institute...

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Environmental Data and Governance Initiative Publishes on EPA Regulatory Capture in “The Conversation”

“EPA staff say the Trump administration is changing their mission from protecting human health and the environment to protecting industry” has been published on The Conversation. Here’s the link: http://theconversation.com/epa-staff-say-the-trump-administration-is-changing-their-mission-from-protecting-human-health-and-the-environment-to-protecting-industry-96256

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Mapping the Expanding PFAS Crisis

On April 18, the Environmental Working Group, in conjunction with SSEHRI, released an updated version of its interactive map of PFAS-contaminated sites in the U.S. The number of sites has increased to 94, from...

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Good News Roundup

We’re excited to announce several new funding sources for our graduate students and research groups. Congratulations to everyone involved! Student Accomplishments Graduate student Stephanie Clark-Reyna was awarded the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The aim...

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SSEHRI Member Spotlight – Lauren Contorno

Lauren Contorno is a fourth year doctoral candidate in Sociology at Northeastern University. What’s the main focus of your current research? My dissertation research examines the movement for a just transition away from the...

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What’s New Podcast – Fractivism

The Northeastern University Libraries‘ podcast What’s New has a new episode featuring SSEHRI core faculty member Sara Wylie, discussing her new book Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Listen to it on their website.