Who We Are
We promote just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive research
We focus our research on finding solutions for problems of the Anthropocene.
We acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, understanding, and producing societally embedded research.
ASU, the New American University…
Through funding from the President’s Strategic Initiative Fund, ESSA builds upon innovative research centers and education initiatives headquartered at ASU such as the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, UREx Sustainability Research Network, NATURA – Nature Based Solutions for Urban Resilience for the Anthropocene, ARC-NAV (Arctic Robust Communities-Navigating Adaptation to Variability), CAP LTER (Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research), the Global Locust Initiative, and various research centers—such as the Global Drylands Center and the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. These initiatives and many others are “advancing research and discovery of public value;” and helping ASU assume “fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves” (ASU Charter).