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Tracy Perkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. She specializes in social movements, politics and the environment through a focus on environmental justice activism. Her current work analyzes the political evolution of California environmental justice activism since the 1980s. She publishes in traditional scholarly spaces and also uses photography and digital media to share her work in public spheres. Dr. Perkins has a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in Community Development from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Subscribe to her blog via blog reader by clicking here, or by e-mail through the button at the right side of the screen. Dr. Perkins is also on twitter at @teperkins and @EJValleyVoices, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VoicesFromTheValley. See her CV here, and her university profile here.