collage of tables and figuresHello! My name is Camila H. Alvarez and I am an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Merced. My areas of expertise are environmental sociology, environmental justice, and quantitative methodology. In my research I address the question: How are social inequalities reinforced through environmental problems? My background training in mathematics and passion for numbers draws me to use statistical methods in my research. I use theoretical frameworks from political economy and sociology of race and ethnicity to contextualize my work. I have published in Social Science & Medicine, Socius, Nature & Culture, and Sociological Perspectives.