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Dana Fisher

Dana R. Fisher

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Governance Studies

Dana R. Fisher is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution. She also serves as a Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland.

Her research focuses on questions related to democracy, activism, and climate politics. Recent projects include a study of responses to climate change by political elites in the US, the emergence of the Civilian Climate Corps, and activism and protest around a range of issues. Professor Fisher has authored over 65 research papers and book chapters and has written six books. She currently serves as a Contributing Author for Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Review (IPCC AR6) writing about citizen engagement and civic activism.

Her media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, PBS Newshour, the HillTV, and various programs on NPR. Her work has appeared in media outlets including the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Politico, Business Insider and the American Prospect. Fisher holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her undergraduate degree is in East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies from Princeton University.

Dana R. Fisher is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution. She also serves as a Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland.

Her research focuses on questions related to democracy, activism, and climate politics. Recent projects include a study of responses to climate change by political elites in the US, the emergence of the Civilian Climate Corps, and activism and protest around a range of issues. Professor Fisher has authored over 65 research papers and book chapters and has written six books. She currently serves as a Contributing Author for Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Review (IPCC AR6) writing about citizen engagement and civic activism.

Her media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, PBS Newshour, the HillTV, and various programs on NPR. Her work has appeared in media outlets including the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Politico, Business Insider and the American Prospect. Fisher holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her undergraduate degree is in East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies from Princeton University.

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