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J. Chakraborty published 2 articles on the environmental justice implications of Hurricane Harvey in the American Journal of Public Health (impact factor: 4.38) and Social Science & Medicine (impact factor: 3.84).

 

J. Chakraborty received a RAPID award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project titled Trajectories of Social Vulnerability among Houston Area Households: A Pre- and Post-Event Study of Hurricane Harvey as a co-PI.


J. Chakraborty is a co-editor for the recently published The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. This book presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse and rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and injustice.


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
   
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Research Methods Seminar

Environmental Justice: Theories, Methods, & Policy

Mapping Social Data with GIST

Analyzing Social Data with GIST

Jayajit Chakraborty

Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Founding Director of the Socio-Environmental & Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab at UTEP. Dr. Chakraborty’s research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of environmental and social issues. Specific topics include environmental justice, environmental health, hazards and disasters, racial/ethnic disparities, social vulnerability, sustainability, and urban environmental change. His research utilizes both traditional and newly emerging methodologies, including the application of GIScience and spatial statistical techniques.

Dr. Chakraborty has authored/co-authored over 80 publications and co-edited 3 books. His research has been published in prominent academic journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Cartography & Geographic Information Science, Environment & Planning A, Health & Place, Social Science & Medicine, Risk Analysis, and Urban Geography. His research has been supported by multiple grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Association of American Geographers (AAG), Florida Department of Transportation, and several other agencies. Dr. Chakraborty has chaired the AAG Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group and the AAG Awards Committee. He has also served on review panels for the NSF, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM).

Google Scholar:

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


ResearchGate:

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




   
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E-Mail: jchakraborty@utep.edu

Office: 318 Old Main

Office phone number: 915.747.6577


Latest Publications

2019.

Chakraborty J, Grineski S E, and Collins T W, “Hurricane Harvey and People with Disabilities: Disproportionate Exposure to Flooding in Houston, Texas” Social Science and Medicine, 226, 176-181.

2019.

Chakraborty J, Collins T W, and Grineski S E, “Exploring the Environmental Justice Implications of Hurricane Harvey Flooding in Greater Houston, Texas” American Journal of Public Health, 109(2): 244-250.

2019.

Chakraborty J, and Basu P, “Linking Industrial Hazards and Social Inequalities: Environmental Injustice in Gujarat, India” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 42; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16010042.

2019.

Mitchell B C, and Chakraborty J, “Thermal Inequity: The Relationship between Urban Structure and Social Disparities in an Era of Climate Change” In T. Jafry (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice. Routledge: New York; 330-346.

2019.

Chakraborty J, “Proximity to Extremely Hazardous Substances for People with Disabilities: A Case Study in Houston, Texas” Disability and Health Journal, 12(1), 121-125.

2018.

Mitchell B C, and Chakraborty J, “Exploring the Relationship between Residential Segregation and Thermal Inequity in 20 U.S. Cities” Local Environment, DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2018. 1474861.

2018.

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, 18(2), 311-323.

2018.

Holifield R, Chakraborty J, and Walker G, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Routledge: New York.

2018.

Chakraborty J, “Spatial Representation and Estimation of Environmental Risk: A Review of Analytic Approaches” In Holifield R, Chakraborty J, and Walker G, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Routledge: New York; 175-189.

2018.

Holifield R, Chakraborty J, and Walker G, “Introduction: The Worlds of Environmental Justice” In Holifield R, Chakraborty J, and Walker G, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. Routledge: New York; 1-12.