David Eisenhauer

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Visiting Faculty

David Eisenhauer is a geographer whose research focuses on how climate change and sea level rise are impacting coastal regions. His current project documents how historical patterns of housing and economic discrimination along the New Jersey shore have created uneven landscapes of vulnerability and resilience as well as explores how pathways for adapting to climate change can produce more sustainable and just futures.

Biography

David Eisenhauer is a geographer whose research examines how climate change and sea level rise impacts coastal regions. He earned his PhD in Geography from Rutgers University in 2020 and holds a M.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from The New School. His dissertation research focused on how scientific knowledge about climate change is translated into the decision contexts people working within municipal governments in coastal New Jersey. His work has been published in journal such as Geography Compass, the Journal of Extreme Events, and Weather, Climate, and Society. His current project is exploring how historical patterns of housing and economic discrimination along the New Jersey shore have created uneven landscapes of vulnerability and resilience as well as how new pathways for adapting to climate change can produce more sustainable and just futures. At Bennington, his teaching will focus on the political, cultural, and material aspects of global environmental change. Eisenhauer is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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