Stephanie Mariko Ratte

Stephanie Mariko Ratte

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

Sea and Littorals, Climate Change, Race, Settler Colonialism, Migration




Stephanie Ratté’s research proposes to examine the entanglement of climate change, oceanscapes, and placemaking in the Pacific, tracing the connections between multi-local understandings of environmental change and the wider circulations of ideas, meanings, and values that enliven global climate change discourses. Her research asks how futurity and temporality are altered under the shadow of climate change, how mobility intersects with notions of space and scale, and how sea and land are envisioned and known through different forms of knowledge. She was previously a Yale Fox International Fellow at the University of Tokyo, where her research focused on spatial and scalar visions of the oceans as dynamic, distant spaces and resources. Her previous experiences also include work with the Global Island Partnership, the United Nations Development Programme in Barbados, the World Resources Institute, and Earthjustice in Washington, DC.


Yale University, MEM (Environmental Management), 2017
Brown University, BA in Environmental Studies, 2010