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Carlie D. Trott, Ph.D.

Carlie D. Trott, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati where she heads the Collaborative Sustainability Lab and advises students in the Community and Organizational Research for Action (CORA) PhD program. Dr. Trott’s climate justice research agenda aims to bring visibility to, and work against the inequitable impacts of climate change, socially and geographically. As a social psychologist by training and community psychologist in practice, Trott’s work aims to center the voices and actions of those most affected by environmental injustice and the climate crisis and often involves community-engaged, participatory, and action-oriented research methods. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Her research has been published in the journals Sustainability Science, Action Research, Local Environment, Environmental Education Research, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Social and Political Psychology, and others.

  • Climate & Environmental Justice

  • Participatory Action Research

  • Social Movements & Collective Action

  • Public Engagement with Science

  • Qualitative & Prefigurative Methodologies


Ph.D.     Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO                  2017

  Area: Applied Social Psychology                                             

M.S.        Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO                  2013

 Area: Applied Social Psychology 

 Graduate Certificate: Women’s Studies & Gender Research  

B.A.        Columbia College, Chicago, IL                                         2007

  Major: Arts Management, summa cum laude

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