I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. My research substantively deals with political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy. In particular, I broadly consider public opinion and have investigated the interplay of demographic, cognitive, psychological, and contextual factors on attitudes regarding the environment, offshore oil drilling, large-scale solar development, and vaccines.
My co-authored book, The Politics of Energy Crises (2017), published by Oxford University Press applies the theories of agenda setting and punctuated equilibrium to energy crises and explores energy policy during energy crises with specific attention on the role of public opinion, business interests and environmental activists.
My interests are…
- Public opinion
- Political behavior
- Environmental Politics