Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University. His research tackles questions of environment, politics, and human culture using a mixture of methods, blending ethnographic fieldwork with large-scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning.

His research has been published by Princeton University Press, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, the American Sociological Review, Environmental Research Letters, Social Problems, among others, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. His books and articles have won national awards from the American Sociological Association, American Library Association, used on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and covered by major media outlets such as The Economist, Washington Post, HBO, WIRED, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.

Justin is a proud first-generation college student from Wyoming.

What’s new:

  • CAREER awardNational Science Foundation, $400,000, “The Effect of Energy Transition on Rural America: Innovative Methods to Study Cultural, Technological, and Economic Change”, (National Science Foundation Early Career Development), 2018-2023
  • Forthcoming book: Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West. Forthcoming. Princeton University Press. 
  • New article, Forthcoming: “Evidence-based Strategies to Combat Scientific Misinformation” Nature Climate Change
  • New article, Forthcoming:  “The Growth of Climate Change Misinformation in U.S. Philanthropy: Evidence from Natural Language Processing” Environmental Research Letters
  • New book in progress:  Energy Disruption and Rural America
  • New grant: $75,000, Leitner Award for Uncommon Environmental Collaborations, for project: “Measuring Heat Stress of Urban Residents with Smart Thermometers on Bicycles” with Xuhui Lee, Roman Kuc, Zhong Shao (2018-2019)