Dr. Becky Clausen
Professor of Sociology
Area of Expertise: Social & ecological systems
Dr. Clausen researches the interaction between social and ecological systems, with a focus on the role that water plays in community well-being. She collaborated with researchers and community members from the Navajo Nation to study the social impacts from the Gold King Mine Spill on Diné communities. Dr. Clausen lived in Ecuador from 2019-2020 to learn more about struggles for water rights and new models of water governance.
“In my work and in my life, I have seen how water has the power to connect us all.”
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