Area(s) of Interest
Political Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Public Policy (especially energy and climate policy); Social Movements and Interest Groups; Legislative Process and Procedures; U.S. State Politics; Sociology of Law; Comparative-Historical Sociology
My current project examines the politics of energy and climate policymaking at the state level, which, in the U.S. context, is where the action has been. I look at the ways in which state legislators, executive branch administrators, social movements, and a range of other public and private interest groups shape the content of the policies that emerge from state capitals.
2021 (Forthcoming). "Coalitions that Clash: California's Climate Leadership and the Perpetuation of Environmental Inequality." Research in Political Sociology. First author, with Kaitlyn Rubinstein and Sarah Kulaga.
2020 (Forthcoming). “California Cap-and-Trade: History, Design, Effectiveness,” in Contesting Carbon, William G. Holt (editor). Routledge.
2019. "'It Happened Behind Closed Doors:’ Legislative Buffering as an Informal Mechanism of Political Mediation.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 24(3).
2018. “How Investor-Owned Utilities Can be Induced to Support Reforms to Mitigate Climate Change.” Scholars Strategy Network Policy Brief: https://scholars.org/contribution/how-investor-owned-utilities-can-be-induced-support-reforms-mitigate-climate-change