Christian Espinosa Schatz

Advisor: Michael Dove


MPhil Geographical Research University of Cambridge 2019 B.A. Environmental Science and Public Policy Harvard University 2018



I am a doctoral student in Yale's combined degree in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies. My research engages climate change as an issue of culture, knowledge, power, and justice. Humans have long used climate to mediate moral relationships across difference: society and god, empire and colony, human and nonhuman. Through the idea of climate, weather becomes imbued with spiritual, ethical, economic, ecological, and now global meaning. But the mediator has become an agent of our own making. By our accidental cultivation of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases climate now transforms not only the physical world, but human institutions, politics, and imagination.

Christian is a proud first generation college student from Southern California.