Elana Resnick

Assistant Professor

Contact Phone

805-893-2820

Office Location

HSSB 2084

Specialization

Environmental politics, Waste, Urban Infrastructure, Racialization, Labor, Energy, Socialism/postsocialism, European Union, Bulgaria

Faculty in Anthropology

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research

Dr. Resnick's research interests include environmental justice, materiality, waste management, racialization, nuclear energy, informal economies, urban infrastructure, postsocialism, EU integration, the Romani diaspora, and humor. 

Based on over three consecutive years of fieldwork in Bulgaria conducted on city streets, in landfills, Roma neighborhoods, executive offices, and at the Ministry of the Environment, her book manuscript examines the juncture of material waste management and racialization, specifically highlighting the intersection between physical garbage and the Roma minority, often considered “social trash” throughout Europe. 

Publications

Please click here to view Dr. Resnick's publications