Anya Galli Robertson studies social movements and environmental sociology, with a particular emphasis on movement tactics, environmental politics, and qualitative methods. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland in 2018. Her dissertation research centered on the foundations of environmental privilege in the US coal-fired power industry, analyzing political discourse and environmental policymaking surrounding the 2016 election. Dr. Galli Robertson received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 2008 and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland in 2012.