Bryce DuBois is a public space advocate, educator and social scientist who works in the nexus between communities, public space and urban ecology in the context of change and uncertainty. He is an environmental psychologist who draws from fields of psychology, geography, anthropology and natural resources in order to contribute to a better understanding of complex environmental conflicts and to support community-level responses.
Most of DuBois’ work is focused on urban coastal areas of New York City and, more recently, Rhode Island. His dissertation, Beaches, People and Change, was an ethnographic work focused on the restoration of NYC’s Rockaway Beach after Hurricane Sandy and the related conflicts over inequities in resource distribution.
DuBois has contributed to several journal articles, book chapters and research reports related to environmental education, environmental stewardship, community gardens, social-ecological resilience and ethnographies of parks. He loves to spend time with his wife, family and friends and can frequently be found playing pickup soccer, coaching soccer for Project Goal, surfing or rock climbing.
Academic areas of interest
Urban Political Ecology
Just Public Space
Urban Public Parks and Beaches
Ethnography of Place and Space
Social-Ecological Systems Resilience
Urban Environmental Education
Environmental Stewardship and Civic Ecology