Camden Robertson ’23, Peace and Justice Studies, was awarded the 2023 Best Undergraduate Thesis of the Year by the Peace and Justice Studies Association for her work “Extinction Rebellion: A Case Study of Nonviolent Climate Activism.”
Robertson was presented with the award at the Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, held from September 14–17 at Iowa State University. Robertson’s work was a case study on Extinction Rebellion NYC, an environmental movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to advocate for government action. Through ethnographic data and interviews, Robertson explored “the human capacity to resist forces of social, economic and political power and demand action in the face of crisis.”
Several Dyson faculty members and students also presented at the conference. Associate Professor of Peace and Justice Studies Emily Welty, PhD, and students Dante Dallago ’24, Peace and Justice Studies, and Kalina Walaski ’24, Peace and Justice Studies, presented as part of a panel on Peacebuilding and the Arts.
Welty and Robertson were also joined by Assistant Professor Garrett FitzGerald, PhD, and Peace and Justice students Mikayla Meachem ’24 and Natale Maclay Tijerina ’26 on a panel on Intersectional Approaches to Peace and Justice.