Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science

First Advisor

Kim D. Reimann

Second Advisor

Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey

Third Advisor

Charles Hankla


In the wake of the climate crisis, critical questions regarding the livelihoods and socio-economic prospects of Black and Indigenous People of Color linger as technical solutions in the alternative energy field forge ahead. Some early environmental and climate justice activists have argued that alternative energy solutions and other environmental initiatives suffer from inefficient mobilization, including drastic gaps in diversity and inclusion. The research will specifically look at diverse hiring practices to examine the fundamentals of Black and Indigenous leadership – herein referred to as BIPOC leadership- within environmental education non-governmental organizations in Georgia. The effects of these leadership models will be further studied to determine career linkage possibilities for minorities in the environmental education sector and the environmental sector writ large.


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