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Dr. Dawn Biehler

Dr. Dawn Biehler is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems. She is a broadly-trained human geographer focusing on social inequalities in urban environmental health, environmental justice, urban and feminist political ecology, urban open space, urban animals, and urban environmental history. She is author of the book Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats (University of Washington Press, 2013). An affiliate of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, she has been a co-Principal Investigator on the Baltimore Mosquito Study, an interdisciplinary project that examined environmental injustices, disinvested neighborhoods, and mosquito ecologies in West Baltimore from 2012 to 2017. She is currently writing a book about the environmental history of diverse human-animal interactions in New York City’s Central Park.