Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University
Amanda Bertana, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University. Her primary area of research investigates the human dimensions of global environmental change and its effects (flooding, coastal erosion, more frequent and intense storm surges) on local communities, particularly as it relates to concerns of inequality and justice. She has done extensive fieldwork in the Fiji Islands, exploring how coastal communities were implementing community relocation as an adaptation response to coastal degradation. Recently, she has studied climate adaptation efforts with an emphasis on structural processes that lead to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. She has published articles in Environmental Sociology, Environment and Planning C, The Geographical Journal, Anthropological Forum, Rural Connections, Climate and Development, and Case Studies in the Environment.