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Melissa Aronczyk

Rutgers University
Associate Professor
New Brunswick, N.J.
Melissa Aronczyk is an associate professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. She is the co-author, with Maria Espinoza, of A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism (2022). Her research on strategic communication and the climate crisis has been featured in national and international venues, including BBC News, National Public Radio, Drilled, Grist, AdWeek, Yes Magazine, and The Nation. She is a frequent commentator on climate disinformation for venues including NPR, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Intercept, and Rolling Stone. She has also written about PR and sustainability for the Washington Post and Foreign Policy.