Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Mia White

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


    Mia Charlene White is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Environmental Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement, with a co-teaching appointment at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. She is a faculty-affiliate of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, as well as with the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies. She has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Political Science from the State University of NY at Stonybrook, a Master of International Affairs (Environmental Policy) from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Ph.D in Urban Studies and Planning (Housing and Environment) from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Given the diversity of her training, Mia's work is interdisciplinary and she situates herself among radical geographers (race geography) and applied anthropologists, planning/urban theorists (fugitive planning), radical sociologists/historians and those others seeking to link social science concepts of space and race, to the humanities via art and protest.

    Current Courses:

    Black Geographies (Spring 2020)

    Env Hist, Race & Resource Mgmt

    Env Hist, Race & Resource Mgmt (Spring 2020)

    Fugitive Planning

    Independent Study

    Race, Space and Dispossession

    The Future will be Cooperative (Spring 2020)