Dr. Juan Manuel Rubio

UC President’s and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Global Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara



Mining and the Environment

My book manuscript examines a series of environmental conflicts connected to the rise of industrial copper mining in Central Peru. More

Social Histories

I write about the struggles of mine workers, Indigenous communities, and mine-owners in Peru. More

Mining and Climate Justice

As part of the Blue Lab at Princeton University, I am co-leading a team that investigates the impact of new lithium mining projects on local communities in the U.S. and Latin America. More

Community-based Research

I work closely with EJ organizations to study soil contamination in communities impacted by the lead and gasoline industry. More

Historical Roadways and Lead Contamination

My co-authored article found leaded gasoline to be the most prominent contributor to the ongoing soil-lead crisis in Santa Ana, CA. More

Audio Documentary

My first audio documentary follows researchers and historians as they try to unearth the causes behind the soil-lead crisis in Santa Ana, CA. More