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Social Justice Resources

This site supports the UMD campus community in celebrating the Social Justice Day on April 18th, 2017.

Environmental Justice Resources

Meet the Scholars

Hiroyuki Iseki​, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
University of Maryland, College Park

Iseki, H. (2016). Equity in regional public transit finance: Tradeoffs between social and geographic equity. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 142(4), 04016010.

Lejano, R. P., & Iseki, H. (2001). Environmental justice: Spatial distribution of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities in Los Angeles. Journal of urban planning and development, 127(2), 51-62.

Safa Motesharrei, PhD

Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park

Motesharrei, S., Rivas, J., Kalnay, E., Asrar, G. R., Busalacchi, A. J., Cahalan, R. F., … Zeng, N. (2016). Modeling sustainability: Population, inequality, consumption, and bidirectional coupling of the Earth and Human Systems. National Science Review, 3(4), 470–494.

Devon C. Payne-Sturges​, PhD

Assistant Professor
Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park

Payne-Sturges, D. C., Korfmacher, K. S., Cory-Slechta, D. A., Jimenez, M., Symanski, E., Carr Shmool, J. L., … Scammell, M. K. (2015). Engaging Communities in Research on Cumulative Risk and Social Stress-Environment Interactions: Lessons Learned from EPA’s STAR Program. Environmental Justice, 8(6), 203–212.

Yuen, T. K., & Payne-Sturges, D. C. (2013). Using health impact assessment to integrate environmental justice into federal environmental regulatory analysis. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS, 23(3), 1–28.

Rashawn Ray, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland, College Park

Ray, R., Fisher, D. R., & Fisher-Maltese, C. (2016). School gardens in the city: Does environmental equity help close the achievement gap?. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 13(2), 379-395.

Roberts, J. D., Ray, R., Biles, A. D., Knight, B., & Saelens, B. E. (2015). Built environment and active play among Washington DC metropolitan children: A protocol for a cross-sectional study. Archives of Public Health, 73(1), 22.

Sacoby Wilson​, PhD

Assistant Professor
Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park

Brandt HM, Haynes VE, Rice LJ, Campbell D, Williams E, Wilson SM, Glover S.  Using Photovoice as a Tool for Community Engagement to Assess the Environment and Explore Environmental Health Disparities. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. (2017).  

Boyle M^, Soneja S, Quirós-Alcalá L, Dalemarre L, Sapkota AR, Sangaramoorthy T, Wilson SM, Milton D, Sapkota A*. Pilot Study to Assess Residential Noise Exposure Near Natural Gas Compressor Stations. Plos one. (2017).

Aber A^, Waxman N, Khatib A, Bamfo A, Simon-Ogan D, Wilson SM*. Use of Photovoice to Highlight Environmental Justice Issues:  The Power of Photography in Buzzard Point, Washington, DC. Environmental Justice. (2017).

Wilson SM^*, Aber A, Ravichandran V, Wright L, Muhammad O. Soil Contamination in Urban Communities Impacted by Industrial Pollution and Goods Movement Activities. Environmental Justice, 10(1), 16-22 (2017).

Burwell-Naney K^*, Wilson SM, Tarver SL, Svendsen E, Jiang C, Ogunsakin OA, Zhang H, Campbell D, Fraser-Rahim H. Baseline Air Quality Assessment of Goods Movement Activities before the Port of Charleston Expansion: A Community–University Collaborative. Environmental Justice 10(1): 1-10 (2017).

Annang L^*, Tinago C, Estrada R, Wilson SM, Sanders L, Bevington T, Carlos B, Cornelius E, Ball L, Svendsen E. Off the Rails in Rural South Carolina: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Provider Perspectives on the Long-term Health Impact of the Graniteville Train Disaster. Rural and Remote Health. (2016).

Annang L, Wilson SM, Tinago C, Wright-Sanders L, Bevington T, Carlos B, Cornelius E, Svendsen E. Photovoice: Assessing the Long-Term Impact of a Disaster on a Community’s Quality of Life. Qualitative Health Research, 26(2): 241-251 (2016).

Sangaramoorthy T^*, Jamison AM#, Boyle MD, Payne-Sturges D, Sapkota A, Milton DK, Wilson SM.  Place-Based Perceptions of the Impacts of Fracking along the Marcellus Shale. Social Science & Medicine. 151: 27-37 (2016).

Boyle MD*, Payne-Sturges DC^, Sangaramoorthy T, Wilson SM, Nachman KE, Babik K#, Jenkins CC#, Trowell J#, Milton DK, Sapkota A. Hazard Ranking Methodology for Assessing Health Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Production: The Maryland Case Study. PloS one.  11 (1): e0145368 (2016).

Quiros-Alcala L, Wilson SM, Witherspoon N, Murray R#, Perodin J, Trousdale K, Raspanti G#, Sapkota A. Volatile organic compounds and particulate matter in child care facilities in the District of Columbia: Results from a pilot study. Environmental Research. 146: 116-124 (2016).

see more publications by Dr. Sacoby Wilson, and the journal Environmental Justice 

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Selected videos published in 2012-2017

For more videos on environmental justice, check UMD Libraries video resources in Database Finder

    Labor Collections (selected)

These archival collections contain some records related to Immigration and the U.S. Labor Movement.

Click on the link to open a PDF of the finding aid.

Anthony Wayne Smith Papers, 1920-1992 (2014-001-RG95-012)
This collection is comprised of the personal papers of attorney and conservationist Anthony Wayne Smith (1906-1992).


Additional information about Labor Collections in Hornbake Library

You may find additional archival materials on this topic by consulting resources in the Labor History Subject Guide


Using Special Collections and University Archives

This guide gives you information about how to access the archives in the Maryland Room


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