Dara O’Rourke

Associate Professor



  • Ph.D. Energy and Resources UC Berkeley, 1999
  • BS Mechanical Engineering MIT, 1989

Research Interests

Environmental justice, globalization, industrial ecology, labor

Research Description

My current research analyzes systems for regulating the environmental and social impacts of industrial activities. Through a range of projects, I have been examining trends in industrial development, and state, firm, and community responses to adverse impacts of industrialization. I work with NGOs and community-based organizations in the US and Asia to analyze the impacts of manufacturing on communities and workers, and to advance more effective strategies for regulating environmental and health hazards. I am currently working on projects in the US, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia.

For more information, visit my website.

Contact Information

Email: orourke@ berkeley.edu

Office: 130B Giannini Hall

Office Phone: 510-643-3110


Office Hours

Wednesday, 2-4, Updated: 2014/01/28

Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720