Fushcia-Ann Hoover

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in social-ecological urban systems. She employs a range of approaches and perspectives that include environmental justice, green infrastructure performance, and urban planning—engaging racial histories and relationships between people, place, and the environment. In her role as a postdoctoral research fellow at SESYNC, she analyzes the rationale and metrics in city-planning documents involving green infrastructure across 19 U.S. cities. This work is part of a larger effort to build green infrastructure planning framed by race, justice, and place-making. Her most recent publication "Examining privilege and power in US urban parks and open space during the double crises of antiblack racism and COVID-19" was selected as the Editor's choice by Socio-Ecological Practice and Research (SEPR), a Springer publication. Prior to joining SESYNC, Fushcia worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Protection Agency (Cincinnati), and she is a postdoctoral affiliate with the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program, part of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Fushcia earned her master's and doctorate degrees from the Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. In the fall of 2021, she will join the University of North Carolina, Charlotte as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

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2019 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
green infrastructure
environmental justice
socio-ecological systems
stormwater management
Research Interests
urban planning
justice and equality
black geographies
interdisciplinary research
Methods of Expertise
content analysis
structured to non-structured interviewing
water quality sampling and analysis