The 2021 Douglas Lecture: Dr. Dorceta Taylor
The Frost Center for the Environment invites you to hear Dr. Dorceta Taylor deliver the 2021 Douglas Lecture. This talk will examine two types of persistent inequities within environmental organizations: gender and racial differences in wages, and disparities in funding in mainstream and environmental justice organizations.
Despite some improvements to the disproportionate environmental hazards experienced by communities of color and low-income communities, and lack of hiring of people of color in environmental organizations, other glaring areas of environmental inequalities that affect women and people of color are understudied and there is limited mobilization around the topics to spearhead change.
Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a professor at the Yale School of the Environment. Prior to that she was a professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) for 27 years. She was the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SEAS. She also holds a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment. Dr. Taylor is the former Field of Studies Coordinator for SEAS’ Environmental Justice Program and a past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section. Professor Taylor received PhD and master’s degrees from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology at Yale University in 1991, 1988, and 1985.
This event is open to Wellesley students, faculty, staff, and alums. Please register in adavnce.
The Douglas Lecture honors Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Class of 1912), a respected journalist and the leading champion for protecting the Florida Everglades.
The Frost Center for the Environment, the Paulson Initiative, Science Center.