NYU Press Mourns the Passing of Author Luke Cole

It is with great sadness the NYU Press notes the passing of one of our authors, Luke Cole, who was killed on Friday, June 6, 2009 in a car accident in Uganda. With co-author Shelia Foster, Luke wrote the now classic From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement (Critical America Series) for NYU Press in 2001. The book is now considered a classic on environmental justice and racism and has long been a staple book for environmental studies classics. A graduate from Harvard Law School, Luke was also the founder of the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment, based in San Francisco and represented many low-income communities and workers in their fight against environmental hazards.

We mourn his loss.

–Ilene Kalish, Executive Editor, NYU Press

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