Dr. Marko Salvaggio is an environmental sociologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor in both the Humanities & Social Sciences program at Tulane SoPA and the Environmental Studies program at Tulane SLA. Prior to Tulane, he was Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also Associate Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dr. Salvaggio’s courses include: Culture and Society; Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations; Race and the Environment; Social Dilemmas of Climate Change; Environmental Gentrification; Urban Sustainability; and Qualitative Research Methods.
Dr. Salvaggio’s research revolves around four main areas: urban sustainability; ecotourism; race and indigeneity; and climate change. His urban sustainability research focuses on water-related urban issues, such as understanding how urban societies experience and deal with increasing droughts and floods, as well as the lack of access to safe water and sanitation. His ecotourism research explores the sociocultural and ecological implications of ecotourism development. He is currently developing a research project aimed at understanding the intersection of race, indigeneity, and climate change adaptation among coastal communities.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Running, biking, hiking, traveling, eating, and spending time with my family
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What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
SoPA provides higher education to a diverse group of students.