The University of Arizona

Rachel Rosenbaum | CLIMAS

Fellow, Climate Assessment for the Southwest

2020 recipient of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Environment & Society Graduate Fellows Program.


Rachel Rosenbaum (she/her) is a sociocultural anthropologist studying the politics of urban infrastructure in Beirut, Lebanon. Her doctoral dissertation research examines how Lebanese grapple with decades of infrastructural and environmental degeneration, histories of violence, and issues of ineffective governance. Her research centers local environmental and infrastructural change-makers who are working collectively to tackle these issues and institute alternatives. Her project with CLIMAS will use this ongoing research to facilitate the design and implementation of a data visualization platform with her local partners, Recycle Lebanon. The platform, “Regenerate Lebanon,” is an open-source online platform visualizing interconnected environmental and infrastructural issues around the country and connecting people to solutions.

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