Robin Leichenko is Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Rutgers University. Robin is former and founding Co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute. Her current research explores the economic and equity impacts of climate change with a focus on the northeastern United States. Leichenko is currently serving as co-chair for the New York City Panel on Climate Change, co-chair of the Society and Economy Sector of the New York State Climate Assessment, and co-PI of the NOAA RISA Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Leichenko has authored or co-authored three books and more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports. Her book, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (2008, Oxford University Press, with Karen O’Brien), won the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution from the American Association of Geographers. Her latest book, Climate and Society: Transforming the Future (with Karen O’Brien) was published by Polity Press in 2019. Leichenko earned a Ph.D. in Geography (1997) and an M.A. in Economics (1995) from Penn State University. She also holds an M.A. in Geography (1991) from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a B.S. in English (1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
K. Nguyen and R. Leichenko. (2022). Operationalizing urban climate justice: A case study of Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York City. Journal of Extreme Events. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2345737622410044.
Leichenko, R., Gram-Hanssen, I. & O’Brien, K. Teaching the “how” of transformation. Sustain Sci 17, 573–584 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00964-5.
Michael B. Brady & Robin Leichenko (2020) The impacts of coastal erosion on Alaska’s North Slope communities: a co-production assessment of land use damages and risks, Polar Geography, 43:4, 259-279, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2020.1755907.
Leichenko, 2019 - New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 6: Community‐Based Assessments of Adaptation and Equity
Sheila Foster, Robin Leichenko, Khai Hoan Nguyen, Reginald Blake, Howard Kunreuther, Malgosia Madajewicz, Elisaveta P. Petkova, Rae Zimmerman, Cecil Corbin‐Mark, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Angela Tovar, Cynthia Herrera, Daron Ravenborg. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 6: Community‐Based Assessments of Adaptation and Equity. The New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 1439, Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14009