Brigid M

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Brigid Mark is a fifth year Ph.D. student interested in climate justice, social movements, race and ethnicity, Native sovereignty, and feminist and Indigenous qualitative methodologies. Brigid holds master's in Sociology from CU Boulder with a certificate in Environmental Justice and Native American and Indigenous Studies, as well as a bachelor's in Environmental Studies and Biology from the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University. 

Brigid's master's thesis explores how social movements try to address power inequalities, focusing on the Indigenous-white line of difference in the movement against the Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. She has also conducted research at two United Nations climate conferences (COP23 and COP25) on emotions of youth climate activists and exclusion and marginalization within the conference. She has collaborated on climate justice research about Native-led renewable energy and the power of the fossil fuel industry. Currently, her research explores Indigenous environmental (in)justice and barriers and opportunities for land rematriation.