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Dana R. Fisher

Professor, Sociology

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Climate Change


Language Proficiency


Dana R. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on questions related to democracy, activism, and environmentalism — most recently studying climate activism, protests, and the American Resistance. Her research employs a mixed-methods approach that integrates data collected through open-ended semi-structured interviews and participant observation with various forms of survey data.

Fisher's work has been published in more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She is the author of: "National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime" (Rowman and Littlefield Press 2004), "Activism, Inc." (Stanford University Press 2006), "The Practice of Research" (with Shamus Khan, Oxford University Press 2013), "Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement" (with Erika S. Svendsen and James Connolly, Routledge Press 2015) and "American Resistance" (Columbia University Press 2019).

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