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Jade Sasser

Jade Sasser

Assistant Professor

Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies
2011 INTN

Research Areas

  • feminist political ecology, feminist science studies, population, climate change, environmental activism, reproductive justice, and global health


Ph.D. 2012, U.C. Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy & Management


Jade Sasser joined the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2014. Her research and teaching explore the relationships between environmental problems and women’s health. Her interests include population, environmental activism, global public health, and feminist approaches to political ecology and science studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Making Sexual Stewards: Population, Climate Activism, and Social Justice in the New Millennium”, which analyzes the role of young activists in transforming population stabilization advocacy into a movement for social and reproductive justice. Her work has been published in The Journal of Research PracticeAntipodeThe Geographical Journal, and Écologie & Politique. She co-authored the report Population, Sustainable Development, and Gender Equality, published in 2014 by UN Women. She co-edited a 2014 issue of Antipode, focused on the theme “Race, Space & Nature”. As a PhD student, she co-organized a national conference at UC Berkeley on the same theme, as well as co-organizing a Science & Technology Studies conference titled, “The Reinvention of Time


  • Brahinsky, Rachel, Sasser, Jade, Minkoff Zern, Laura Anne. 2014. “Race, Space, and Nature: An Introduction and Critique.” AntipodeVolume 46, Issue 5. November: 1135–1152. (First published online July 22, 2014).
  • 2014. “Giving What to Whom? Thoughts on Feminist Knowledge Production.”  Journal of Research Practice, 10(2), Article N13.
  • 2014. “The Limits to Giving Back.” Journal of Research Practice, 10(2), Article M7.
  • 2013. “From Darkness into Light: Race, Population, and Environmental Advocacy." Antipode. Published online in early view July 23, 2013.
  • 2013. “The Wave of the Future? Youth Advocacy at the Nexus of Population and Climate Change.” The Geographical Journal. (Published online in early view April 26, 2013).
  • 2011. “Progressive Population? Population Growth, Climate Change, and the New ‘Win-Win’ Approach.” Écologie & Politique, 41:73-84

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