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COVID-19 Update from the UO ENVS Program

*UPDATE: 1/10/22: Due to the surge in COVID-19 The ENVS Office will be moving to remote operations. Please check back for updates.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our department is following the University’s COVID-19 operating protocols.  The Environmental Studies Program office will be open for socially distanced in-person business Monday and Wedsnesday 10-2, and Tuesday and Thursday 11-2. Changes to our open office hours will be posted here. Please check our website before visiting.  See for where to direct any questions.

Resources for UO students, as well as updates about university operations, during this time can be found here:

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

The Environmental Studies Program trains leaders in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.

Building on the University of Oregon’s long tradition of environmental research and activism, our program sets the standard in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration with more than 100 participating faculty from thirty campus programs and departments. ENVS degree programs are flexible and tailored to meet specific educational and career goals, providing students with the opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars and researchers, develop concrete skills and analytical abilities, and gain hands-on experience relevant to careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and academic fields.

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ENVS Program Staff are back on campus!


In order to control traffic flow in our small space, we are requesting students reach out to set up an appointment before coming in to talk with us. You can reach us via phone or email:

Monica Guy, ENVS Budget Manager, [ & (541)3465081]

Alison Mildrexler, Events and Travel Coordinator, [ &   (541) 346-5203]

Nathan Adams, Graduate Coordinator, [ (541) 346-5057 ]

Sophie Bybee, Undergraduate & Office Coordinator, [ & 541.346.5006]

Terra Morrison &


Kirsten Vinyeta

ENVS PhD student Kirsten Vinyeta has just published an important article on how racism and settler colonialism have shaped Forest Service fire science and policy in Environmental Sociology. This article is a chapter of her dissertation work in progress. Check it out:

Kirsten Vinyeta (2021) Under the guise of science: how the US Forest Service deployed settler colonial and racist logics to advance an unsubstantiated fire suppression agenda, Environmental Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2021.1987608