Skip to main content
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Ninian Stein

Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program

Ninian Stein

Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program

Biography: 

Ninian Stein is an anthropological-archaeologist and an environmental scientist. Her current research draws on systems thinking, science and design to create new collaborative decision-making frameworks for communities seeking to increase their sustainability and more effectively utilize and preserve local environmental resources. She is also finishing a manuscript based on her environmental and anthropological study of a textile mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and its transformation into an artists’ community. The manuscript offers techniques for transforming old industrial buildings into vibrant spaces for community building.