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Julie Sze

Julie Sze is Professor and the Founding Chair of American Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Noxious New York, winner of the 2008 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, awarded annually to the best published book in American Studies, and Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis. She is the coeditor of Sustainability Now! Sustainability How? Social Justice and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Titles by This Author

The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice

Racial minority and low-income communities often suffer disproportionate effects of urban environmental problems. Environmental justice advocates argue that these communities are on the front lines of environmental and health risks. In Noxious New York, Julie Sze analyzes the culture, politics, and history of environmental justice activism in New York City within the larger context of privatization, deregulation, and globalization.