Ruth Goldstein

Position title: Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies


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Ruth Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein is broadly interested in the gendered aspects of human and nonhuman health, a quickly heating planet and environmental racism.  Her current book project Life in Traffic: Women, Plants, and Gold Along the Interoceanic Highway examines the socio-environmental consequences of transnational infrastructure projects and climate change along Latin America’s recently constructed thoroughfare, La Interoceánica, with a particular focus on intersections of race and indigeneity, cis and trans women’s health and “earth” rights in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Her subsequent research on mercury as a global pollutant, analyzes the racialized weight of toxic body burdens and impacts on maternal/fetal health.