Sara Nelson

Wall Associate


Research Manager


Centre for Climate Justice





Geographic Location

Vancouver, BC

Sara Nelson is part of the 2022 PWIAS Campus Synergy Group.

Sara is the Research Manager at the Centre for Climate Justice (CCJ), and works with CCJ leadership, faculty, and students to manage and support the Centre’s ongoing research, build new research partnerships, and develop and implement research protocols.

\Sara holds an MA and PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the CCJ, she was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in UBC Geography, a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and a Fellow with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Her past research has focused on the social histories and political economy of ecosystem management; justice claims in industrial and energy transitions; and the labour politics of environmental stewardship.

Primary Recipient Awards

Sara Nelson – Catalyst Collaboration Fund – 2023

Climate Justice Study Collective