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Tamara GilbertsonTamra L Gilbertson

Political Economy, Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Extractive Industries, Climate Justice, Forests, Carbon Pricing
PhD 2020 University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee
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Knoxville, TN 37996-0490
Phone: 865-974-6021

Gilbertson received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Tennessee in 2020. Her specialty areas include a critique of carbon pricing systems, coal mining and extractive industries in transition, environmental violence and environmental defenders, and material ecofeminist theoretical and applied research. Her most recent work examines the incommensurability of compensation under the framework of corporate social responsibility programs used by coal corporations to mask the direct, cultural and environmental violence of extraction in the northeast of Colombia.

• Sociological Research
• Globalization and Justice
• Poverty and Globalization
• Sociology of Food and Agriculture
• Social Justice and Social Change
• Sociology of Nature Resources

• Gilbert, Jacqueline Elyse, Tamra Gilbertson, and Line J. Jakobsen. 2021. Incommensurability and corporate social technologies: a critique of corporate compensations in Colombia's coal mining region of La Guajira. Journal of Political Ecology 28, no. 1.
• Gilbertson, Tamra L. 2021. Financialization of nature and climate change policy: implications for mining-impacted Afro-Colombian communities. Community Development Journal 56, no. 1: 21-38.
• Gilbertson, Tamra L. 2021. La financierización de la naturaleza y las políticas sobre el cambio climático: Implicaciones Para las comunidades afrocolombianas afectadas por la minerí. Community Development Journal bsab044,
• Tokar, Brian, and Tamra Gilbertson, eds. 2020. Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions. Routledge.
• Gilbertson, Tamra. 2020. Connecting climate change resistance, disruption, and survival. In Climate Justice and Community Renewal, Tokar, Brian, and Tamra Gilbertson, eds. pp. 236-246. Routledge.
• Gilbertson, Tamra, Marco EM Peluso, Armelle Munia, Leila Luján-Barroso, María-José Sánchez, Carmen Navarro, Pilar Amiano et al. 2014. Aromatic adducts and lung cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Spanish cohort. Carcinogenesis 35, no. 9: 2047-2054.
• Cabello, Joanna, and Tamra Gilbertson. 2012. A colonial mechanism to enclose lands: A critical review of two REDD+-focused special issues. Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization 12.

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