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Corina McKendry

Associate Professor

Corina McKendry teaches environmental politics and political economy in the Political Science Department and for the Environmental Program. Courses she teaches include Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice; Global Environmental Policy; Sustainable Development; Introduction to International Political Economy; and U.S. Environmental Politics. Corina’s research examines legitimacy, effectiveness, and equity in city environmental governance. With a focus on postindustrial cities in the Global North, she is particularly interested in how city leaders negotiate the tensions between environmental protection, economic growth, and social justice, the oft-cited “three pillars” of sustainability. In particular, her work investigates the ways that local politics, national legal context, and the globalized economy intersect in cities in ways that force leaders to negotiate trade-offs – or seek to find common ground – among these three goals. Corina received her Bachelors degree in International Studies from Macalester College (MN) and her Masters and PhD from the Department of Politics at the University of California Santa Cruz. She began teaching at Colorado College in the fall of 2011.