About

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Hi, I’m Danielle! I’m a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Brown University. I’m interested in climate change and other global social and environmental issues. Please reach out to talk about these and other issues, especially if you are a new or aspiring student!

Danielle Falzon is a climate change sociologist completing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Brown University. Her research examines multi-scalar power and inequality in climate change decision-making using interview- and document-based qualitative methods. She works to understand how global norms (macro scale) are translated through organizations (meso scale) into local impacts (micro scale).

Danielle has examined these processes at the UN climate negotiations and in adaptation work in Bangladesh. In her work in Bangladesh, she has delved into the relationship between adaptation and development in her examination of four key components of adaptation projects: accessing funds, defining vulnerability, incorporating knowledge, and promoting sustainability.

Prior to working on her Ph.D., Danielle completed a Master’s degree at Northeastern University in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Vassar College. She has also worked with the environmental advocacy organization Environment Massachusetts, served as a mentor and instructor to several high school students through the InGenius Prep program, and has been a Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh since 2017.