Emily Bergeron, JD, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Historic Preservation. Her research focuses on sustainable development; social, environmental, and climate justice; bridging the gap between environmental and cultural resource protection laws; and Native American sovereignty and self-determination. Prior to joining the College, Bergeron completed her doctoral work at Cornell University in the Department of City and Regional Planning where her work focused on cultural resource protection, environmental justice, and land tenure issues impacting the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in upstate New York. She also holds degrees in business, law and historic preservation from the University of Florida. Bergeron is a member of the Florida and Maryland Bars and is an active member of the American Bar Association, working extensively with the Civil Rights and Social Justice, International Law, and Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources sections.