Culture, environment, social movements, social theory
Computational social science (large-scale texts and networks), qualitative fieldwork
Recent Book: The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict. Princeton University Press (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology). This book project is mixed-methods, combining computational social science strategies on large text corpora with traditional qualitative fieldwork.
*Winner, Outstanding Book Award (American Sociological Association AMSS)
*See recent print article about the book in The Economist
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 on funding and ideological polarization
New article in Nature Climate Change on corporate funding and media discourse
Completing new book under contract with Princeton University Press
An article in the American Sociological Review (**winner of 2015 ASA Collective Behavior and Social Movements section Distinguished Article Award)
Recent piece in Nature Climate Change on echo-chambers and false certainty
An article in Social Problems on cultural and economic responses to the BP Oil Spill
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
Several articles under review and two new books in progress, see vita for more.