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Tracy Perkins is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation who specializes in social inequality, social movements, and the environment.

Perkins' focus on environmental justice is detailed in her 2022 book, "Evolution of a Movement: Four Decades of California Environmental Justice Activism" (University of California Press), which examines the political evolution of the California environmental justice movement from the 1980s to the mid-2010s.

In addition to her peer-reviewed publishing, she also works in photography, oral history, archiving and the digital humanities. See more of her work at

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Low-income communities and communities of color have been regularly and egregiously put at risk for a long time through disproportionate exposure to different kinds of environmental risks. And one of their consistent complaints has been that the burden of proof is put on them to prove that there's a problem.

— Tracy Perkins, The Arizona Republic