Liz Koslov


Liz Koslov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. Her research explores questions of environmental and climate justice, the social dimensions of climate change, and how cities are adapting to effects such as extreme weather and sea level rise. She is currently writing a book, Retreat: Moving to Higher Ground in a Climate-Changed City, based on long-term fieldwork of the home buyout process in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. A related article, “The Case for Retreat,” published in Public Culture, has been cited in outlets that include Scientific American and NPR. Before joining UCLA, Dr. Koslov was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. She received her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU, where she worked with the Institute for Public Knowledge, Rebuild By Design, and the Superstorm Research Lab. She holds an MSc in Culture and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Communication and Spanish and Latin American Literature from George Washington University.