Brianna Castro is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department at Harvard University. Her research interests include the social effects of climate change, climate migration, and climate change adaptation in people’s everyday lives.
Brianna’s research considers how people are autonomously responding to climate change and the impacts of those adaptations on socioeconomic inequality. Her work incorporates people’s understandings of institutional resilience and adaptation policies and programs in their own life decisions and how they adapt their own lives. She currently studies these elements of climate migration (and non-migration) and climate adaptation in three research sites: the Montes de María in Colombia South America, coastal North Carolina, and Lagos, Nigeria.
Before launching her doctoral studies at Harvard Bri served in the US Peace Corps in rural Colombia for three years after working in research and community development in her home state of North Carolina for nonprofits, universities, and the public school system. Born and raised in North Carolina, she earned her B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
B.A. Public Policy, concentration International Migration Policy & Spanish Language and Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Highest Honors & Distinction)
A.M., Sociology, Harvard University (2018)