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A.J. Hudson

Visiting Instructor


A.J. Hudson is an environmental educator, climate justice advocate, beach defender, and non-profit advisor. Before graduate school, A.J. spent five years teaching in Brooklyn’s public schools. He is still a public school teacher at heart and a profound commitment to education and youth empowerment grounds his non-profit work, his scholarship, and his activism. His service agenda seeks to design frameworks that redirect environmental policy and the resources of conservation towards human rights and the pressing needs of marginalized climate justice communities.

A.J. studies the creation, maintenance, and cultural production of environments meant for recreation. His current research project centers on the landscape psychology that drives environmental change in communities threatened by climate change. As a political ecologist and behavioral geographer, he looks at both the natural and social impacts that landscape formation can have on local communities while also exploring what these impacts mean for climate change vulnerability and our planet’s environmental future. A.J. is a published expert on climate change adaptation and an author of the recent Routledge environmental justice textbook.

PhD, Oxford University (ABD)

MS, Yale University, School of the Environment

BA, Columbia University, Columbia College