Dr. David N. Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he teaches courses on social change movements, environmental justice, human-animal conflicts, sustainability, and social inequality. Along with publishing a number of works on environmental justice issues, he has also consulted for and served on the Boards of Directors of several community-based, national, and international organizations that are dedicated to improving the living and working environments for people of color, immigrants, indigenous peoples, and working-class communities. He earned his B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1992, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology from Northwestern University in 1998. Originally from Nashville, he and his family have lived in Santa Barbara since 2015 and deeply enjoy hiking in the area.