J. Mijin Cha is a Senior Policy Analyst at Dēmos focusing on money in politics and ideal elections. While at Dēmos, she also worked on promoting alternative metrics to GDP for measuring progress and broader issues of sustainability. Mijin’s prior research and writing background includes work on sustainability policies, green economy, environmental justice, and economic justice. Her previous work experience includes senior research, policy, and legal positions at Urban Agenda, the Progressive States Network, and the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment. She has also worked internationally with the Integrated Center on International Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal and The International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Mijin has authored several reports and publications, including The New York City Green Collar Jobs Roadmap, Increasing Access to Environmental Justice: A Resources Book for Advocacy and Legal Literacy in South Asia, a chapter on the U.S. environmental justice movement in Access to Environmental Justice: Comparative Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff 2007), and a chapter on indigenous mountain communities in Nepal in Climate Change and Indigenous People: The Search for Legal Remedies (Edward Elgar 2013). She has written for various outlets including, The American Prospect, the Huffington Post, Dissent, the Indypendent, and the Demos blog PolicyShop.
Mijin is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and LLM and PhD degrees from the University of London, SOAS. She is a member of the California Bar and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.
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