Photo of Raul P. Lejano

Raul P. Lejano

New York University
United States
Email lejano [at] nyu [period/dot] edu

Raul Lejano’s primary fields are that of Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance, with a special focus on environmental justice. His recent work has used a relational framework to trace the links between climate justice and social disconnectedness, leading to fieldwork with refugees and other marginalized communities. Raul’s work in policy analysis strives toward the ‘thick description’ of policy situations, including use of narrative methods for policy analysis. As a PhD student, he studied with Lloyd Shapley, Nobel Laureate in economics, on the equity of spatial siting decisions, and he maintains an active research interest in environmental equity. Raul’s recent, co-authored book, entitled The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science, studies how discourse operates in deconstructing climate and fostering denial, but also how modernist climate discourse can alienate the Global South.


Raul Lejano. 2021. “Caring for the Commons: A Relational Theory of Collective Action,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York (2021).

Raul Lejano & Shondel Nero. 2020. “The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science,” Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York (October 2020).

Raul Lejano, Helen Ingram, & Mrill Ingram. 2013. “The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks,” MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (July 2013).