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About Costanza Rampini

Dr. Costanza Rampini is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016, and she taught at SJSU as a lecturer from 2016 to 2018. She specializes in climate change vulnerability, human adaptation, dams, sustainable development, and climate justice. Most of her work takes place in Northeast India, in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, along the banks of the Brahmaputra river. Dr. Rampini has travelled to India on numerous occasions to conduct fieldwork, and has developed extensive relationships with NGOs and research institutes in Assam and New Delhi. Dr. Rampini is excited to be joining the Environmental Studies at SJSU as a full-time faculty, and she is committed to continue working with climate-vulnerable communities in South Asia and the San Francisco Bay Area, to ensure a more just and sustainable future for all people.

Positions

2018 - Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Environmental Studies
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Grants

2018 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Travel Award
College of Social Sciences, SJSU
$1,030
2016 Environmental Studies Department Seminar, Graduate Student Coordinator Grant
Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
$1,000
2016 Travel Grant
Graduate Student Association, UCSC
$450
2015 Environmental Studies Department Seminar, Graduate Student Coordinator Grant
Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
$1,000
2015 Environmental Studies Departmental Research Award
Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
$500
2015 Science Internship Program
UCSC
Role: Mentor
$3,500
2015 Travel Grant
Graduate Student Association, UCSC
$300
2014 Chancellor’s Graduate Teaching Fellowship
UCSC
$22,600
2014 Environmental Studies Departmental Research Award
Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
$1,000
2014 Jessica Roy Memorial Award
Sociology Department, UCSC
$750
2014 Summer Dissertation Fellowship
Graduate Division, UCSC
$4,000
2014 Travel Grant
Graduate Student Association, UCSC
$300
2010 - 2013 Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship For Graduate Environmental Study
United States Environmental Protection Agency
$111,000
2010 Benjamin & Ruth Hammett Award
UCSC
$1,000
2010 Environmental Studies Departmental Research Award
Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
$600
2009 - 2010 University of California Chancellor’s Fellowship
UCSC
$24,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Association of American Geographers
2018 Campaign Committee, Justin Cummings for Santa Cruz City Council
2018 Departmental Representative, San José State University, College of Social Sciences, Curriculum Committee
2018 Student Presentations Abstracts or Travel Scholarships Reviewer, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
2015 - 2016 Graduate Student Coordinator, Environmental Studies Department Seminar, UCSC
2014 - 2015 Graduate Student Coordinator, Environmental Studies Department Seminar, UCSC
2011 - 2013 Graduate Student Representative and Fundraiser, Graduate Social Steering Committee, UCSC
2011 - 2013 Co-Founder, Interdisciplinary Development Working Group, UCSC
2010 - 2012 Co-Organizer, Political Ecology Working Group, UCSC
2010 - 2011 Co-Founder, Climate Cluster Research Group, UCSC Science and Justice Working Group
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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses


Education

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December 2016 Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Environmental Studies
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2012 M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Environmental Studies
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2007 B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Environmental Studies
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