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Christina ErgasChristina Ergas

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Ph.D. 2013 University of Oregon

The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, Globalization and Development, Gender and the Environment

Christina Ergas researches the relationship between social inequity and the natural environment, with a focus toward how power relations structure access and exposure to environmental goods and harms. 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming - McGee, Julius, Mackenzie Christensen, Patrick Greiner, Christina Ergas, and Matt Clement. “Gender Inequality, Reproductive Justice, and Decoupling Economic Growth and Emissions: A Panel Analysis of the Moderating Association of Gender Equality on the Relationship between Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions.” Environmental Sociology.
  • 2018 - McGee, Julius, Christina Ergas, and Matthew Clement. “Racing to Reduce Emissions: Assessing the Relationship between Race and Environmental Impacts from Transportation.” Sociology of Development.
  • 2017 - McGee, Julius, Christina Ergas, Patrick Greiner, and Matthew Clement. “How do Slums Change the Relationship Between Urbanization and the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being?” PLOS One.
  • 2017 - University of Oregon Social Science Feminist Network. “The Burden of Invisible Work in Academia: Social Inequalities and Time Use in Five University Departments.” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations.
  • 2016 - Ergas, Christina, Matthew Clement, and Julius McGee. “Urban Density and the Metabolic Reach of Metropolitan Areas: A Panel Analysis of Per Capita Transportation Emissions at the County-Level.” Social Science Research. 58:243-253.
  • 2016 - Ergas, Christina and Matthew Clement. “Ecovillages, Restitution, and the Political-Economic Opportunity Structure: An Urban Case Study in Mitigating the Antagonism between Humans and Nature.” Critical Sociology. 42(7-8):1195–1211.
  • 2015 - Clement, Matthew, Christina Ergas, and Patrick Greiner. “The Environmental Consequences of Rural and Urban Population Change: An Exploratory Spatial Panel Study of Forest Cover in the Southern United States, 2001-2006.” Rural Sociology. 80(1):108-136.
  • 2012 - Ergas, Christina and Richard York.  “Women’s Status and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Quantitative Cross-national Analysis.”  Social Science Research. 41:965-976
    * Featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Climate Change. 2(5):312 (2012).
  • 2011 - York, Richard and Christina Ergas. “Women’s Status and World-System Position: An Exploratory Analysis.” Journal of World-Systems Research. 17(1):147-164.
  • 2011 - York, Richard, Christina Ergas, Eugene A. Rosa, and Thomas Dietz. “It’s a Material World: Trends in Material Extraction in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan.” Nature and Culture. 6(2):103-122.
  • 2010 - Ergas, Christina. “A Model of Sustainable Living: Collective Identity in an Urban Ecovillage.” Organization and Environment. 23(1):32-54.

Edited Volume

  • Forthcoming - Ergas, Christina, Laura McKinney, and Shannon Bell.     “Intersectionality and the Environment.” International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Springer.
  • 2014 - Ergas, Christina. "Barriers to Sustainability: Gendered Divisions of Labor in Cuban Urban Agriculture." In From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts. Vol. 14. Edited by William G. Holt. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Book Reviews

  • 2013 - Ergas, Christina. Review of Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba. By Sinan Koont. (University Press of Florida). Monthly Review. 64(10):46-52.
  • 2007 - Ergas, Christina. Review of From Hire to Liar: The Role of Deception in the Workplace. By David Shulman. (Cornell University Press). Work in Progress: Organizations, Occupations and Work Newsletter. Spring, pp. 10-11.

Other Publications 

  • 2014 -Ergas, Christina. “Considering Gender Equity: Pursuing More Sustainable Urban Environments.” Community and Urban Sociology Section Newsletter. Spring, 26(2):6-11. 
  • 2012 -Ergas, Christina. “Making the Invisible Visible: Gendered Work in Havana, Cuba’s Urban Agriculture.” Center for The Study of Women and Society Annual Review. P.10

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