Environmental Studies

Corrie Grosse

Degrees and Post-Graduate Research/Study:
  • Ph.D., Sociology with Interdepartmental Emphasis in Environment and Society, University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
  • B.A., Sociology and Spanish, University of Idaho
  • ENVR 150 Intro to Environmental Studies
  • ENVR 279A Environmental Methods and Analysis
  • ENVR 303 Climate Action Workshop
  • ENVR 305 Global Climate Policy
  • ENVR 320 Research Colloquium
  • ENVR 327 Gender and Environment
  • ENVR 377A Energy and Society
  • ENVR 395 Research Seminar

Corrie Grosse began teaching at CSB/SJU in the fall of 2017. She specializes in the intersection of energy, climate justice and grassroots activism. Her current research examines how Native and non-Native communities and organizations in Minnesota work together to resist the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and build Native-led renewable energy. Her book, Working Across Lines: Resisting Extreme Energy Extraction, explores how communities in Idaho and California build effective energy coalitions across differences in political views, race and ethnicity, age, and strategic preferences. She also has studied the priorities and concerns of youth climate justice activists at the United Nations climate change negotiations, the exclusion of Indigenous peoples and values from these negotiations, and how Ecuadorian women who work in Fairtrade rose production balance work and family. Originally from Teton Valley, Idaho, she loves being outside. Some of her favorite activities are running, biking, hiking, x-country skiing, bandy ball, and making good food with family and friends. For more information about her work and climate justice, visit her website: www.corriegrosse.com.

Cover Image of Working Across Lines book by Corrie Grosse

Selected Publications:
Corrie Grosse, associate professor

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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Derek Larson
Chair, Environmental Studies
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Jennifer Kutter
Department Coordinator
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