Kindra Jesse De’Arman (Ph.D. Candidate) is an interdisciplinary environmental justice sociologist at the University of Oregon. She explores the structure, culture, and organizational processes of agencies tasked with contentious environmental management.
Her dissertation explores the underlying decision-making factors that guide the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. Prior research theorized the role of public comments in U.S. Forest Service management decisions, forestry education’s incorporation of interdisciplinary content, and biophysical impacts on outdoor labor processes.
At the University of Oregon, she teaches Introduction to Sociology discussion sections and has experience solo-instructing an in-person 300-level Environmental Sociology course (2019) and an online 300-level Research Methods course (2020).
In addition to her academic pursuits, Kindra spends as much time outside as possible. She is a podium trail runner, travels by bike, and enjoys gardening and food preserving.