Giovanna Di Chiro
Professor of Environmental Studies, Swarthmore College
Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro teaches courses on environmental justice theory, action research methods, ecofeminism(s), and community sustainability. She is a co-founder and faculty partner with Serenity Soular, a campus-community collaborative in North Philadelphia working to build community and worker-owned solar energy cooperatives, to train local youth in solar systems installation, and to provide affordable rooftop solar for low-income residents. Formerly, Di Chiro was a policy advisor with Nuestras Raíces (Our Roots), a community organization that focuses on urban agriculture, food justice, and resiliency in the Puerto Rican/Latinx communities of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Di Chiro has published widely on the intersections of environmental science, policy, and activism addressing issues of human rights, food security, and environmental and climate justice.
Rethinking ‘Impact’ in Environmental Justice Research: Engaged Scholarship, Reciprocity, and Care