Chazelle Rhoden

Chazelle Rhoden

Research Interests


Wesleyan University, BA

Dissertation Project

Through a transnational black feminist lens, I interrogate how the racializing effects of blackness impact afro-descendant communities’ experiences of environmental conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation processes. I also investigate the praxes of environmental care that exist within afro-descendant people's modes of life.

I am currently conducting research in Salvador, Brazil where practitioners of Candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion) are key actors in state-led climate change planning and work to sustain and restore urban forests through their relationalities and intimacies with spiritual beings.

Courses Taught

Spring 2021


3 pts, GU4145