Diane Sicotte, PhD is an environmental sociologist with research interests in environmental injustice and inequality. She teaches courses on environmental justice, environmental sociology, sociology of disasters, and social movements. She combines sociological research methods with geographic and historical methods to investigate the role of race/ethnicity, social class, labor and waste disposal technologies in the development of environmental inequalities.
She is currently researching the increase in natural gas infrastructure, and its effect on environmental equity and urban sustainability.
She is the author of "From Workshop to Waste Magnet: Environmental Inequality in the Philadelphia Region" (Rutgers University Press, 2016).