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Elizabeth Cook

Woman smilingI am an urban ecosystem scientist with interdisciplinary expertise in social and natural sciences. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at Barnard College. My work explores future sustainability and resilience of cities in North and Latin America to changing climate and extreme events through a transdisciplinary urban system science. I work collaboratively with interdisciplinary scientists and local practitioners through participatory methods to envision positive futures and the transitions needed to achieve climate justice. I earned my PhD at Arizona State University and was previously awarded a Chilean National Commission on Science and Technology (CONICYT) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia. Before joining Barnard, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Urban Systems Lab at The New School.


Role: Section Chairperson-elect (2020-2021); Section Chairperson (2021-2022); Section Past Chairperson (2022-2023)