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Sara Hughes

Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Hughes conducts research on urban environmental and climate change policy and politics. Current projects examine the politics and production of safe and affordable drinking water in the U.S., the policy failures behind the Flint water crisis, and urban climate change governance, including equitable approaches to building urban climate resilience. Website:

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S. and B.S., Michigan State University