Randall J. Amster


Program Director and Teaching Professor


Program on Justice and Peace
General profile


+1 202-687-0376


Randall Amster teaches and publishes on subjects including peace/nonviolence, homelessness/poverty, social/environmental movements, and political theory. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Contemporary Justice Review, and writes for a wide range of popular and scholarly publications. Current research interests include environmental peacebuilding, climate justice, intersectionality and ecology, community and sustainability, and the nexus of social and environmental justice. On campus, he works with groups exploring spheres including urban studies, the Anthropocene, curricular development, and environmental futures.


  • PhD (2002) Arizona State University, Justice Studies
  • JD (1991) Brooklyn Law School, Law
  • BS (1988) University of Rochester, Physics & Astronomy