I am a professor and author at Yale University, where I study culture, environment, politics, and social movements using a mixture of methods from large-scale computational text analysis, qualitative fieldwork, network science, and machine learning. Drop me a line if you’d like to chat!

What’s new:

Recent usage of research by group of U.S. Senators on the floor of Congress


New article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

New article in Nature Climate Change

Book The Battle for Yellowstone with Princeton University Press.

*Winner, Outstanding Book Award (American Sociological Association AMSS)
"The most original political book of early 2015." -The Economist

Completing new book under contract with Princeton University Press, Billionaire Wilderness: Ultra-Wealth, Environment, and Inequality

Recent articles in the American Sociological Review (winner of 2015 ASA CBSM Distinguished Article Award) and Social Problems

Recent piece in Nature Climate Change (“Echo chambers and false certainty”)

Recent media coverage of research (selected):

Washington Post; Financial Times (front page article); The Economist; HBO (documentary interview); Christian Science Monitor; The Guardian; WIRED; High Country News; The Huffington Post; Yahoo! News; Slate; NewStatesman; Politico Magazine; Mother Jones; MSN; Spektrum; Diário de Notícias; PhysOrg; Otago Daily Times; DeSmogBlog; Digital Journal; Eco-Business; Reason; Inside En- ergy; Inside Climate News; Energy Collective; Climate News Network; Skeptical Science; ThinkProgress; Forskning.no; Hamilton Spectator; Pacific Standard; Daily Kos; NeuroLogica; Ecologist