University of California, Riverside

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Juliann Allison

Juliann Allison

Associate Professor (Department Chair)

Gender & Sexuality Studies
2017 INTN
(951) 827-6427

Research Areas

feminist (global) political economy, air quality and energy politics and policy, community development and sustainability, rock climbing ethics and access to public and private lands, embodiment and climate-based social change.


  • Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science, 1995.

  • MA - University of California, Davis, Political Science 1990.

  • BA – University of Southern California, International Relations & Print Journalism 1987.


Juliann Emmons Allison is a feminist scholar and Chair of the UC Riverside’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. Allison’s current research examines the sustainability of Southern California’s warehousing industry, gender and transitions to renewable energy sources, the ethics and politics of access to rock-climbing venues, and ecological grief and resilience. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Transportation, the Energy Foundation and the Haynes Foundation. Recent work appears in Collabra, Journal of Poverty, Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education Collaborative Anthropologies, Global Environmental Politics, theInternational Feminist Journal of Politics, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics, and the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative.

Selected Grant Activity

  • California Department of Transportation, 2005-2008, 2013-15.
  • UC Center for Collaborative Research for and Equitable California, 2013-14.
  • California UC Humanities Research Institute, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.
  • Undergraduate Research in the Community, 2011-2012.
  • California Energy Commission, 2000-2004.
  • National Science Foundation, 2000-2002.

Honors and Awards 

  • Women Who Make a Difference Award, 2002
  • Center for Ideas and Society Fellowship, 2001, 2013


  • “Paths to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from California,” Collabra 2, 1: 21 pp. (2016, with Daniel Press, Adam Millar-Ball, Cara Horowitz, and Stephanie Pincetl)
  • “Chapter 1. Bending the Curve: Ten Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability.” Collabra 2, 1: 15 pp. (2016, with V. Ramanathan, M. Auffhammer, D. Auston, A.D. Barnosky, L. Chiang, W.D. Collins, S.J. Davis, F. Forman, S.B. Hecht, D.M. Kammen, C-Y.C. Lin Lawell, T. Matlock, D. Press, D. Rotman, S. Samuelson, G. Solomon, D. Victor, B. Washom, and J. Chrisetnsen.
  • “Barriers to Latino Warehouse Workers’ Health Care: Survey Results from Inland Southern California and Policy Implications,” Journal of Poverty August: 1-22 (2016, with Mila Huston, Hali Monserrat Pinedo, and Ellen Reese).
  • “Lessons from the Labor Organizing Community and Health Project: Meeting the Challenges of Student Engagement in Community Based Participatory Research,” Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education 5: 5-26 (2015, with Ellen Reese, Becca Spence-Dobias, and Jason Struna).
  • “Energy Justice, Climate Change, and the Challenge of Global Energy Governance,” Global Environmental Politics 15, 1: 123-128 (2015).
  • “Making Matrice: Intersubjectivity in Ethnography and Art,” Collaborative Anthropologies  7, 1: 1-25 (2014, with Susan Ossman).
  • “Innovating International Relations Pedagogy: Critical Feminist Engagements” International Feminist Journal of Politics 15, 3: 512-425 (2013, with Laura Parisi, Janni Aragon, Debra L. DeLaet, Elina Penttinen, Helle Rytkønen, Ellie Schemenauer, Simona Sharoni, Heather Smith).
  • “Democracy and State Environmental Commitment to International Environmental Treaties,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics. (2013 with Joel Carbonell). Web.
  •  “Boys in the Woods: Motherhood, Identity, and Sustainability,” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative. 2, 1: 134-147 (2011).
  • “Is the Economic Crisis a Crisis for Social Justice Activism? Insights from the 2010 United States Social Forum,” Policy Matters 5(2011, co-authored with Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, Katja M. Guenther, Ali Lairy, Elizabeth Schwarz, Ellen Reese, Miryam E. Ruvalcaba, and Michael Walker).

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies

Tel: (951) 827-4843
Fax: (951) 827-6386


Last Modified: 11/15/17