Academic Publications

Roman, M. (2014). Migration, Identity, and Climate Change in the Republic of Kiribati. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

Roman, M. (2013). Public Health and Climate Change in the Republic of Kiribati. Master of Public Health Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

Roman, M. (2006). Kiribati Youth, Perceptions of HIV/AIDS and Related Risk Behaviors. Master Thesis, Oregon State University.

Roman, M. (2006) Trouble in Paradise. AIDS in Anthropology Bulletin, 5-7.

Media Articles

Blackmore-Smith, C. (2016, Nov 21). Where supermoon means super trouble. Cincinnati Enquirer:

Bozuwa, J. (2015, May 20). The Front Lines Of Climate Change: Where Will Kiribati Be? Earth Day Network:

Colapietro, L. (2018, February 2). Refusing to Sink. The Activist:

Garcia, S. (2016, July 14). Can One Polluted Island Help A Drowning Country? Climate Central:

Goodwin, Z. (2020, Mar 16) Words from the last generation. Ocean Conservancy: 

Hagen, R. (2018, Sept 1) Kiribati: 118,000 People on the Frontline of Clime Change and Mike Roman’s Mission to Help. Crowdsourcing sustainability: 

Marzochi, R. (2018, October 25) Pesquisador luta para que as ilhas de Kiribati não sejam extintas. Galileu

Moisiadis, P. (2013, October 31) Grad Student to Lecture on Global Warming’s Threats to Pacific Nation. Pitt News:

Plasrik, P. (2018, April 27). Kiribati: “We might Be the First Nation to Disappear, But Not the Last.” Life after Carbon: 

Sandilos, K. (2007, January 25) Warming Will Destroy Island Tribes. Pitt News:

Schefft, M. (2018, August 21) UC Advisor raises awareness of endangered paradise in face of rising tides. University of Cincinnati:

Waikato University, (2010, July 29) Pacific sojourn becomes life project for Fulbright Fellow. University of Waikato:

Movie and Documentary Collaborations

One Word (2020)

Anote's Ark (2018)

Love Note to an Island (2016)

Millennium Island

Non-Academic Publications

Roman, M. (2020, March 10). Day Begins Here. WorldView Magazine:

Roman, M. (2018, July 16). MS, Climate Change and Kiribati. MS Connections:,-Climate-Change-and-Kiribati

Roman, M. (2017, March 15). An Untold Story: Kiribati and Climate change. Catholic Climate Covenant:

Roman, M. (2016, April 20). Kiribati and Climate Change: The Untold Story. Envirosociety:

Roman, M. (2016, April 6). Climate Change in Kiribati, a Small Pacific Island Nation. Fulbright Student Program Blog:

Roman, M., & Toroman, I. (2015, April 30). A Letter from the Frontlines of Climate Change. Wandering Educators:

Roman, M. (2015, March 30). Climate Change is Ripping Apart My Adopted Family and Country. Wandering Educators:

Roman, M. (2005, December). Kiribati Stands Up for Her People, Pacific AIDS STI Alert Bulletin #25. SPC, New Caledonia.


KNIA 95.3FM. (2015, April 28) Let’s Talk Pella- Central College Climate Change Conference

Toth, A. (2016, July 21). Posh Corps Podcast Ep. 17: Kiribati. Posh Corps:

Lloyd, T. (2018, April 17). Ep #039: Earth Day and RPCVs for Environmental Action. My Peace Corps Story

Long, Lopez, Slotten, Zander (2018, February 18) Women in Archaeology Podcast Ep.44: Archaeology and Climate Change in Kiribati:

Project Consultancy

Gore, A. (2017, December 4) Climate Reality Project, Frontline Truths - Kiribati:

Quinones, J., Cherry, K., Lajka, A. (2017, August 21) Climate Refugees: Kiribati. CBS News Network:

Uriona, M (2017, May 1). The Kiribati Project. Withstanding The Waves:

Social Media Activism: Humans of Kiribati

Social media platforms are used to paint a picture of Kiribati’s culture, language, identity, and challenges brought about by rapidly changing environments in today’s world.

Facebook: Humans of Kiribati

Instagram: Humans of Kiribati


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