Phaedra Pezzullo


Phaedra C. Pezzullo is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. For decades, she has researched environmental communication, environmental justice, and intersectional climate movements.

She is co-director of C3BC (Center for Creative Climate Communication and Behavior Change) and the Just Transition Collaborative. Her forthcoming book is Beyond Strawmen: Plastic Pollution, Impure Politics, and Networked Cultures of Care (University of California Press, 2023), based, in part, on her podcast, Communicating Care. She earned her doctorate in 2002 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her bachelor's in natural resource sciences and a bachelor's in social thought and political economy in 1996 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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