Speaker Series: Dr Andrew Jorgenson

Speaker Series: Dr. Andrew Jorgenson

Date & Time: Apr 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Berkey Hall 457

"Emissions, Inequality, and Human Well-Being"

In this talk I provide an overview of my ongoing collaborative research streams that focus on various interconnections between anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and industrial pollution, forms of social inequality, and human well-being. This theoretically-engaged research involves the combining of social and environmental datasets at various units of analysis, from the facility level (e.g., analyses of the majority of the world’s fossil-fueled power plants) up to the national level (e.g., analyses for the majority of the world’s nations), and the use of various modeling techniques, including longitudinal regression analysis, multilevel regression analysis, and qualitative comparative analysis. Besides contributing to various areas of research within sociology, this work is intended to help situate fundamental sociological principles, especially the importance of social-structural context, more centrally within sustainability science.