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MARISSA BELL

MARISSA BELL

MA, Postdoctoral Associate Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, United States, Geography, Energy Justice, Nuclear Waste. LinkedIn, @MarissaZBell

Marissa Bell is a PhD candidate in Geography at University at Buffalo (SUNY) and a research fellow at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University. Interested in energy justice, environmental governance, and political economy of risk, her dissertation work examines how geographic context and socio-political dynamics shape the implementation, community engagement, and perceived legitimacy of consent-based policies for siting high level nuclear waste in Canada. She contends with the need for nuclear waste storage, on the one hand, with the need for more equitable, fair and just methods of siting through community engagement, geographic context, and attention to process.