Frances Roberts-Gregory

Frances Roberts-Gregory


Dr. Frances Roberts-Gregory is a feminist political ecologist and environmental anthropologist. Her activist scholarship interrogates how Gulf Coast Black and Indigenous women within Louisiana's river and bayou parishes navigate contradictory relationships with energy & petrochemical industries, resist environmental violence, and imagine a just and abolitionist transition to energy and climate justice. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies, Sociology, & Anthropology from Spelman College and earned a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from the University of California, Berkeley. She later completed a Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northeastern University and a Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) Environmental Fellowship. Dr. Roberts-Gregory has also taught taught gender, environmental communications, and climate justice at Tulane University, Bard Early College New Orleans, and the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Dr. Roberts-Gregory formerly consulted for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice as a co-manager of the Gulf Equity Youth Water Corps Project and the C40 and City of New Orleans Women4Climate Mentorship Program. She also served as a Climate Justice Program Officer for the Foundation for Louisiana and advanced leadership development as a Program Director at the Initiative for Energy Justice. Dr. Roberts-Gregory currently serves as an advisory board co-chair for the HIVE Fund for Climate & Gender Justice and advances the Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal at UNFCCC COPs through the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC).

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of California, Berkeley, Spelman College, PhD
Current Position:
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Education
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy & Law

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