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Faculty Profile
Michal Mikulewicz

Michael  Mikulewicz

Assistant Professor

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222 Marshall Hall



  • PhD in Human Geography, University of Manchester, England, 2018
  • MSc in Environmental Studies, California State University, Fullerton, USA, 2012
  • BA in Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008

Research interests

Climate justice, Environmental justice, Adaptation, Resilience & Vulnerability, International development, Climate finance, UNFCCC process, Urban sustainability, Public health, LGBTQ+ studies, Qualitative & Participatory methods

Critical theory including Political economy, Political ecology, Postcolonial theory, (Eco-)Feminist theory, Queer theory, Intersectionality



EST 135: Introduction to Climate Justice

EST 366: Attitudes, Values and the Environment

EST 616: Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice

EST 496: Critical Climate Studies


  • Mikulewicz, M., Sultana, F., Caretta, M. & Crawford, N., 2023. Intersectionality & Climate Justice: A call for synergy in scholarship and practice. Environmental Politics.
  • Mikulewicz, M., 2020. The Discursive Politics of Adaptation. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 110(6): 1807-30.
  • Mikulewicz, M., 2020. Disintegrating labor relations and depoliticized adaptation to climate change in rural Sa~o Tome´ and Pri´ncipe. Area. Special Issue: Geographies of Labour in a Changing Climate. 2020;00: 1-9.
  • Ingle, H. & Mikulewicz, M., 2020. Mental Health & Climate Change. The Lancet Planetary Health. 4: e128-130.
  • Mattar, S., Mikulewicz, M., and McCauley, D., 2020. Climate justice in the Arctic: A critical and interdisciplinary climate research agenda, in: Heininen, L., Exner-Pirot, H. and J. Barnes (Eds.), 2020, Arctic Yearbook 2020, Arctic Portal: Akureyri, Iceland, 260-285.
  • Mikulewicz, M., 2019. Thwarting Adaptation's Potential? A Critique of Resilience and Climate-resilient Development. Geoforum 104: 267-282.
  • Mikulewicz, M., & Taylor, M., 2019. Getting the Resilience Right: Climate Change and Development Policy in the ‘African Age.' New Political Economy 25 (4): 626-641.
  • Jafry, T., Mikulewicz, M., & Helwig, K., 2019. Introduction: Justice in the Era of Climate Change, in: Jafry, T., Helwig, K., Mikulewicz, M. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice. Routledge: New York, 1-9.
  • Mikulewicz, M., 2018. Politicizing Vulnerability and Adaptation: On the Need to Democratize Local Responses to Climate Impacts in Developing Countries. Climate and Development. 10, 18–34.

Current Graduate Advisees

Katie LymberopoulosKatie Lymberopoulos

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mikulewicz
  • Area of Study: Environmental Studies

Tasfia TasnimTasfia Tasnim

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mikulewicz
  • Area of Study: Environmental Science

Graduate Research Topic
My research interest lies in climate change adaptation and governance in the context of natural resources management, including social-ecological systems framework, critical adaptation theory, and political ecology.

Favorite Quote
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.” — Rumi