I am a professor and author at Yale University, where I study environment, culture, politics, elites, and social movements using a mixture of methods from large-scale computational text analysis, qualitative fieldwork, network science, and machine learning.

What’s new:

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


Completed new book manuscript, under contract with Princeton University Press: Billionaire Wilderness: A Journey Inside Ultra-Wealth and Environment

Article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
“Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change”

Article in Nature Climate Change
“Network structure and influence of the climate change counter-movement”

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

Recent articles in the American Sociological Review on political polarization as a social movement outcome (*winner of 2015 ASA CBSM Distinguished Article Award) and Social Problems on corporate and public responses to the BP Oil spill.

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