Sarah Wiebe

Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe grew up on Coast Salish territory in British Columbia, BC. She is an assistant professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a focus on community development and environmental sustainability. She is a co-founder of the FERN (Feminist Environmental Research Network) Collaborative. Her book Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley (2016) with UBC Press won the Charles Taylor Book Award (2017) and examines policy responses to the impact of pollution on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s environmental health. Along with Dr. Leah Levac (Guelph), the co-editor of Creating Spaces of Engagement: Policy Justice and the Practical Craft of Deliberative Democracy. Her teaching and research interests emphasize public engagement, environmental justice and deliberative dialogue. Her latest book Life against States of Emergency: Revitalizing Treaty Relations from Attawapiskat was just published with UBC Press. She is currently working on a book about motherhood and climate emergency events.

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