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Joanna Robinson

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Joanna Robinson PhotoJoanna Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Glendon College, York University. She received a B.A. in Sociology from McGill University, a PhD from the University of British Columbia and recently completed a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include social movements and contentious politics, globalization, the environment, climate change, labour and inequality. Her first book, Contested Water: The Struggle against Water Privatization in the United States and Canada (MIT Press, 2013) is based on a cross-national comparative study of anti-water privatization movements in the U.S. and Canada and examines how globalization shapes the development, dynamics and outcomes of environmental social movements at the local level. Her current research projects include a comparative study of environmental-labour coalitions and green jobs in Canada and the U.S. and a study of the changing world of work for individuals and organizations in traditional carbon-intensive sectors in the transition to a low-carbon economy in Canada.