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Elizabeth Marino

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University

Elizabeth Marino is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sustainability at Oregon State University - Cascades. She is interested in the relationships among climate change, vulnerability, slow and rapid onset disasters, human migration, and sense of place. Her research focuses on how historically and socially constructed vulnerabilities interact with climate change and disasters – including disaster policy, biophysical outcomes of disasters and climate change, and disaster discourses. She is also interested in how people make sense and meaning out of changing environmental and social conditions; and how people interpret risk. Elizabeth was the lead author on the Social Systems and Justice chapter in the Fifth National Climate Assessment.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University


  • 2015 
    University of Alaska Fairbanks, Phd/Anthropology