Deirdre Courtney

Deirdre Courtney
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
1041 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5494
Mailing address: 
Institute of Intercultural and Anthropological Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5494 USA
  • M.A., Anthropology
  • B.S., Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Research interests: 
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Climate change migration/displacement
  • Cultural anthropology

Deirdre Courtney is a doctoral teaching assistant in the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies at Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on climate change refugees/displacement, adaptation and mitigation and marginalized populations. She teaches courses on climate change and African American studies, as well as impacts on marginalized populations. She founded Schools for Climate Action Michigan (s4cami), serves on the City of Portage Environmental Board, and is a member of the National Black Climate Action Network and Citizens Climate Lobby.