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J. Chakraborty is a co-editor for The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice to be published in September 2017.


J. Chakraborty is serving as a co-editor for a Topical Collection on Environmental Justice Research: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Topics in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

J. Chakraborty served as a guest editor for the following journal special issues:


J. Chakraborty received a $500,000 award from the University of Texas Faculty STARS Program to establish a state of-the-art Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab at UTEP.

Jayajit Chakraborty, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis Lab

Jayajit Chakraborty

E-Mail: jchakraborty@utep.edu

Office: 318 Old Main

Office phone number: 915.747.6577


Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=IsYhh44AAAAJ&hl=en


ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jayajit_Chakraborty


Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He is also the Director of the UTEP Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis Lab that opened in 2017. Dr. Chakraborty’s research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of contemporary environmental and social issues. Specific topics include environmental justice, vulnerability to environmental hazards, racial/ethnic inequalities, environmental health disparities, access to information and communication technologies, and urban environmental change. His research utilizes both traditional and newly emerging quantitative methodologies, including the application of GIScience and spatial statistical techniques.

Dr. Chakraborty has authored/co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research has been published in prominent academic journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Environment and Planning A, Environmental Research Letters, Health and Place, Risk Analysis, and Social Science Research. His research activities have been funded by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Association of American Geographers (AAG), and Florida Department of Transportation. He was also a visiting scholar in the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Chakraborty has chaired the AAG Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group and the AAG Awards Committee. He is currently serving as a co-editor for The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice to be published in September 2017.

Latest Publications

2017.

Holifield R, Chakraborty J, and Walker G, (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Routledge: Abingdon; in press [to be published in September 2017)

2017.

Chakraborty J, “Editorial: Focus on Environmental Justice: New Directions in International Research” Environmental Research Letters. 12: 030201. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa63ff.

2017.

Collins T W, Grineski S E, and Chakraborty J, “Environmental Injustice and Flood Risk: A Conceptual Model and Case Comparison of Metropolitan Miami and Houston, USA” Regional Environmental Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1121-9,

2017.

Chakraborty J, Collins T W, Grineski S E, and Maldonado A, “Racial Differences in Perceptions of Air Pollution Health Risk: Does Environmental Exposure Matter?” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14: 116; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14020116.

2017.

Chakraborty J, Collins T W, and Grineski S E, “Cancer Risks from Exposure to Vehicular Air Pollution: A Household Level Analysis of Intra-Ethnic Heterogeneity in Miami, Florida” Urban Geography, 38(1): 112-136.

2016.

Chakraborty J, Collins T W, and Grineski S E, “Editorial: Environmental Justice Research: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Topics” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(11): 1072; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13111072.

2016.

Basu P, and Chakraborty J, “Environmental Justice Implications of Industrial Hazardous Waste Generation in India: A National Scale Analysis" Environmental Research Letters, 11: 125001. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/125001.

2016.

Grineski S E, Collins T W, Chakraborty J, and Montgomery M C, “Hazard Characteristics and Patterns of Environmental Injustice: Household-level Determinants of Environmental Risk in Miami, Florida” Risk Analysis, DOI: 10.1111/risa.12706.

2016.

Maldonado A, Collins T W, Grineski S E, and Chakraborty J, “Exposure to Flood Hazards in Miami and Houston: Are Hispanic Immigrants at Greater Risk than Other Social Groups? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(8): 775; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13080775.