Elana Resnick

Assistant Professor

Office Location

HSSB 2084


Environmental Politics, Waste, Urban Infrastructure, Racialization, Labor, Energy, Socialism/postsocialism, European Union, Bulgaria


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Dr. Resnick's research interests include environmental justice, materiality, waste management, racialization, nuclear energy, informal economies, urban infrastructure, postsocialism, EU integration, the Romani diaspora, and humor.  Based on over three consecutive years of fieldwork in Bulgaria conducted on city streets, in landfills, Roma neighborhoods, executive offices, and at the Ministry of the Environment, her book manuscript examines the juncture of material waste management and racialization, specifically highlighting the intersection between physical garbage and the Roma minority, often considered “social trash” throughout Europe.