Veronica Dujon received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the West-Indies, Barbados. She received her master’s and PhD degrees in Land Resources/Sociology in 1995, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is now Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University. Dujon teaches, conducts research and publishes in the areas of environmental sociology with a focus on contests over declining natural resources; sociology of globalization; women in the global economy; and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. One of her major research interest areas is how to build socially sustainable societies.

Among her publications are an article entitled “Local Actors, Nation States, and Their Global Environment: Conceptualizing Successful Resistance to the Anti-Social Impacts of Globalization” (Critical Sociology, 2002), and an edited volume Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability [Routledge 2009] on which she is a co-editor. In this volume she has a chapter entitled: “In the Absence of Affluence: The Struggle for Social Sustainability in the Third World.”