Fadia Nordtveit (She/Her)

Adjunct Instructor, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Fadia Nordtveit's (previously Dr. Fadia Hasan) research on environmental communication, global youth movements, new media technologies, and social justice led her to found The BGreen Project. The scope of this project is explored in her book (Routledge, 2019), Participatory Networks and the Environment: The BGreen Project in the US and Bangladesh.

Fadia has conducted a wide range of environmental and social justice projects with multiple organizational partners from around the world. Fadia is working on her new book (Routledge, 2021) from the Routledge Sustainability and Business Series called Millennials, Generation Z and the Fair Trade Revolution in the United States.

Fadia’s social justice work continues to evolve with a commitment to creating diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness and belonging. Her work forges intersections between environmental justice and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Fadia’s work is committed to bringing forth BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) perspectives on diverse social justice issues.

My recommendations for immediate IDBEA action steps anyone in the community can take…

For Faculty:

  1. Invest time, energy, grant resources to transform syllabi to include issues on diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging as central focus of disciplinary exploration.
  2. Commit to building ally-ship and solidarity networks/programs for under-represented colleagues and students.
  3. Work with administration to lobby for inclusive hiring shifts in your programs/departments and build strong belonging strategies and programs.

For Students:

  1. Question the content that saturates you in your classroom, work, home and social circles.
  2. Engage in activities, classes, workshops, programs that broaden your worldview and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging.
  3. Build meaningful ally-ship between diverse communities in your classes, work, home and social circles.
Fadia Nordtveit