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Bhavna Shamasunder

Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College

I teach and conduct research on environmental health and justice at Occidental College in the Urban & Environmental Policy Department and Public Health Program. Much of my research is informed by community generated questions and collaborations, in partnership with those most affected by industrial or product driven exposures. My research examines impacts from oil extraction for nearby communities, and consumer product driven exposures in low income communities of color. I live and work in Los Angeles.


  • 2018–2021
    Associate Professor, Occidental College
  • 2011–2017
    Assistant Professor , Occidental College