Assistant professor selected as Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Headshot of Fushcia-Ann Hoover
Monday, July 3, 2023

Fushcia-Ann Hoover, assistant professor of geography and earth sciences, was named a member of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s 2023-24 class of fellows. As a Radcliffe-Salata Climate Justice Fellow, Hoover will explore Black feminist ecological theory as a means for anti-racist environmental planning.

The Radcliffe fellowship offers scholars in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and arts — as well as writers, journalists and other distinguished professionals — a rare chance to pursue ambitious projects for a full year in a vibrant interdisciplinary setting amid the resources of Harvard.

Hoover, an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in social-ecological urban systems, came to UNC Charlotte in 2021. She employs a range of approaches and perspectives that include environmental justice, green infrastructure performance and urban planning, evaluating the impacts of green infrastructure planning when framed by race, justice and place-making.

Hoover is the founder of EcoGreenQueen LLC, a company dedicated to teaching and expanding the knowledge and use of environmental justice frameworks and methods across research and practice, and runs the EcoGreenQueen Blog where she distills important connections between people, place and the environment.