Repair Lab

Racial injustice and climate change are the two most urgent challenges facing democracies today. The Repair Lab seeks to understand the relationship between the two, and deepen our understanding of the causes, consequences, and countermeasures of environmental and climate injustice locally and around the world.

Students in a climate crisis history course provide historical context of climate gentrification in Norfolk, VA.


UVA environmental historian and lecturer Justin McBrien published in the Washington Post.

Repair Lab researcher and anthropologist Jonna Yarrington quoted in NBC news story about sinking Tangier Island.


Kwame Otu discusses his project looking at the lives of e-waste workers, “Scenes of Toxicity.”