Comfort article studies environmental communication within Indigenous communities
Assistant professor Ryan Comfort conducted a study on environmental communication in Indigenous communities by interviewing 21 citizens living in the U.S. Indigenous diaspora at four field sites.
His article about the study, “Exploring Environmental Communication in the U.S. Indigenous Diaspora,” was recently published in Environmental Communication.
The article contributes research to the understudied population in environmental communication of Indigenous people living away from their homelands. The study focused on what methods of communication are most effective for environmental information to move to and through Indigenous communities.
Comfort’s study found that social media, particularly Facebook, is a key source of environmental information. Multimedia storytelling was also cited as an important tool.