Frances Roberts-Gregory

Frances Roberts-Gregory


Dr. Frances Roberts-Gregory is a feminist political ecologist and Climate Justice Program Officer for the Foundation for Louisiana. 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 taught gender, environmental communications, and climate justice at Tulane University, Bard Early College New Orleans, and the University for Peace in Costa Rica. 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. Dr. Roberts-Gregory formerly consulted for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and the C40 and City of New Orleans Women4Climate Mentorship Program.  She 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.


Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California, Berkeley, PhD
Current Position:
Climate Justice Program Officer
Foundation for Louisiana
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Education
Environmental Justice

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