Deirdre Courtney

Deirdre Courtney
Faculty Specialist I and PhD Candidate
(269) 387-3979
1041 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5494
Mailing address: 
Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5494 USA
  • M.A., Anthropology, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Western Michigan University
Teaching interests: 
  • African American and African Studies
  • Climate Change & Environmental Justice; Environment and Sustainability
  • Principles of Cultural Anthropology
  • Race, Biology, and Culture
Research interests: 
  • Climate Change & Impacts on Marginalized Communities; Climate Change Ecology, Adaptation, and Mitigation
  • Cultural & Biological Anthropology; Migration and Displacement
  • Ethnographic Research Methods

Deirdre Courtney is a PhD candidate and faculty specialist within the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies at Western Michigan University, with a joint appointment in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability studies program. Deirdre is a social scientist and advocate, and is best recognized for her interdisciplinary work across multiple fields with a strong emphasis on the study of relationships between people and their diverse environments.