Karen Bryant

Karen Bryant

Sociology: MA student interested in socioecological systems, the sociology of human rights, and social movements.

Karen is an MA student in sociology with a background in natural sciences, law, and environmental science and policy.  Her interests include the sociology of human rights, especially the human right to a healthy environment, environmental human rights defenders, and indigenous rights including self-determination and right to free, prior, and informed consent; Marx; conflict theory; settler colonial theory; epistemologies of the “South”; political sociology; sociology of violence, emancipation, peace; post-conflict transitional justice; environmental sociology; humans-in-nature; activism and social movements, especially transnational human rights and rights of nature movements; Third sector; Social networks; Systems thinking, especially regenerative socioecological systems, transformation, re-localization of economies, alternative futures; Sociological methods: quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and participatory research methods; Anthropology: biological, cultural, and political.


J.D. - George Mason University School of Law

M.S. Geosciences - Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Geology - George Mason University

B.S. Biology - George Mason University