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Christine J. Cuomo

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Chris J. Cuomo is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, and an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the Institute for African-American Studies, the Institute for Native American Studies, and the UGA Initiative for Climate and Society. 


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 

B.A. Colgate University

Research Interests:
  • Ethics, moral theory, applied ethics
  • Ecofeminist theories and methods
  • Anti-racism, inclusion, and equity
  • Climate justice and social change
  • Science studies 

Inaugural Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics, International Society for Environmental Ethics, October 2020

Delegate for American Association of Geographers, UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, Madrid, December 2019

Creative Research Medal, for Innovative Interdisciplinary Research on the Epistemology and Ethics of Climate Change, University of Georgia, 2012

Selected Publications:

2021. “Respect for Nature: Learning from Indigenous Values.” In The Virtues of Sustainability, edited by Jason Kawall, Oxford University Press.

2017. “Against the Idea of an Anthropocene Epoch: Ethical, Political and Scientific Concerns,” Biogeosystem Technique 4(1): 4-8.

2016. “Sexual Politics in Environmental Ethics: Impacts, Causes, Alternatives,” in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics, ed. Stephen M. Gardiner and Allen Thompson.

2016. “Ethics of Caring in Environmental Ethics: Indigenous and Feminist Perspectives,” with Kyle Powys Whyte, in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics, ed. Stephen M. Gardiner and Allen Thompson.

2012. “Gender and Climate Change,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. S. George Philander, Sage Publications, 609-612.

2012. ”Environmental, Cultural, and Social Change in Arctic Alaska as Observed by Iñupiat Elders over their Lifetimes: A GIS Synthesis," Wendy R. Eisner, Kenneth M. Hinkel, Chris J. Cuomo & Richard A. Beck, Polar Geography, 1-11.

2011. “Climate Change, Responsibility and Vulnerability,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26(4).

2009. “Advancing Landscape Process Research through the Incorporation of Iñupiaq Knowledge,” Wendy R. Eisner, Chris J. Cuomo, Kenneth M. Hinkel, Benjamin M. Jones, Ronald H. Brower, Sr., ARCTIC, 62(4): 429-224.

2008. “Environmental Change, Indigenous Knowledge, and Subsistence on Alaska’s North Slope,” Chris Cuomo, Wendy Eisner, and Kenneth Hinkel, The Scholar and Feminist Online 6:4.

2008. ”Critiques of Science," in Gender Myths and Beliefs and Scientific Research, ed. Sue V. Rosser, ABC- CLIO.

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Articles Featuring Christine J. Cuomo

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