Miriam Gay-Antaki

    Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies

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Dr. Gay-Antaki's work focuses on human-environment relations in the era of anthropogenic global climate change. She draws from the frameworks of political ecology and feminist geography to trace climate change policy development as a series of networked connections ranging from formal political spaces, such as the UN Conference of the Parties, to scientific spaces such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to the towns and communities where climate policies are implemented. In the context of Mexico, and particularly in the state of Oaxaca, she uses these frameworks to understand the ways in which societal structures shape the development and implementation of transnational climate change policies such as gendered climate interventions, and how people, mostly those who are excluded in the decision-making process, actively accept, reject or change climate policies to fit their needs. Her work also investigates the participation, and sometimes the exclusion, of women scientists and stakeholders in international climate change research and policy arenas.


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizona

Research Areas

  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Feminist Geography
  • Political Ecology
  • Human Environment Geography
  • Science and Technology Studies

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico