Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

David Herrera

Political Science


David's research focuses on race and ethnic politics, urban politics, interest groups, social movements, and environmental politics and policy. His dissertation examines the strategies, choices, and effectiveness of environmental justice organizations to build voice and shape policy in California. Specifically, he analyzes how environmental justice organizations overcome barriers to agenda setting and collaboration so that the interests of marginalized communities are represented in decision-making and policy spaces.