Robin Lovell

Director of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor, Sociology

I am a feminist geographer studying sustainable food systems in the Hudson Valley and Southeast Asia. I have done a variety of research projects, from remote sensing of water-saving practices in Vietnam, to how organic agriculture in the U.S. impacts farmer's well-being. I use qualitative and quantitative methods in my interdisciplinary studies of socio-ecological systems.

I also love teaching and think I am a engaging teacher for two reasons: I create a learning environment that a student would not have experienced otherwise, through applied fieldwork, guest speakers, and inquiry-based learning; and I bring together a diversity of learners across categories of difference to push the boundaries of individual knowledge. 


Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017

M.S. Environmental Management, University of San Francisco, 2009

B.A. Environmental Policy, Communications, Tulane, 2003


Courses Taught

SOC 150: Roots - Sociology - The Adaptable Human

SOC 153: Roots - FYS - Gender and Natural Resource Management

SOC 250: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

SOC 334: Sustainable Development

SOC 350: Advanced GIS