Jola Ajibade

Dr. Jola Ajibade is an Associate Professor of Geography at Portland State University. She applies a political ecology lens to study the intersections of climate change, urban resilience, and societal transformations. Specifically, she examines how climate adaptation strategies such as tree planting, relocation programs, and utopian development projects intertwine with state policies and exclusionary planning to reproduce historical injustices. In her work, she advances ideas about just urban adaptation through embracing feminist, decolonial and antiracist approaches and solidarity science. Dr Ajibade holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Sustainability from Western University, Canada. Her work has been featured in many academic journals and media outlets including Science Friday, NPR, Yale Environment 360, and Science.