About

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About me:

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. My research interests span environmental sociology and the sociology of consumers and consumption as I interrogate how individuals, groups, and communities seek to effect positive changes to the natural environment. Within that broad topic, I have more specific interests, including:

  • Explaining what motivates people to engage in sustainable consumption;
  • Describing -- and making sense of -- why environmental concern and engaging in eco-friendly practices are gendered and classed;
  • Unpacking the paradoxical relationships among environmental concerns, pro-environmental behaviours, and environmental impact;
  • Understanding how private consumption choices become politicized;
  • And advancing the sociological study of local and ethical food initiatives.