Ribot New Faculty Member at Beckman

Jesse Ribot from the Department of Geography has joined the Beckman Institute as a full-time faculty member. Ribot leads the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) initiative at Illinois, a five-year experimental research line that is centered in and supported by the Illinois School of Earth, Society and Environment, the campus, and the Beckman Institute.

Ribot earned a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from Cal Berkeley. He came to the University of Illinois after serving for nine years as a Senior Associate at the World Resources Institute (WRI), an environmental think tank in Washington, D.C.

Ribot writes that his research is focused on topics of decentralization and democratic local government, natural resource tenure and access, distribution along natural resource commodity chains, and household vulnerability in the face of climate and environmental change.