transitional postdoctoral fellow
Greer Hamilton is a transitional postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor School of Social Work. She is a place-based researcher who examines how systems of oppression are embedded into the built environment and subsequently impact people’s health, well-being, use of public spaces, and interaction with places within their community. Her current work focuses on understanding how urban residents, particularly environmental justice populations (defined as low income, communities of color, and/or lingually isolated), understand and experience transportation related air pollution in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Further, Hamilton uses environmental arts to help elucidate the historical practices and policies that led to low-income and communities of color being overburdened by environmental toxins. She hopes that her research will help develop public awareness of how race and class have been used to overburden certain communities’ exposure to environmental toxins. As well as lead to the development of mitigation strategies that can improve the health and well-being of those living in poverty, linguistically isolated communities, and/or in communities of color.
PhD, Boston University; MSW, University at Buffalo, State University of New York; BA, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.