Sociology Colloquium Series​: Andrew Jorganson

OCT 16, 2020 | 3:00 PM



Online Event


October 16, 2020: 3:00 PM




Ph.D. Program in Sociology


"Emissions, Inequality, and Human Well-Being"

In this talk Prof. Jorgenson will provide an overview of ongoing collaborative research streams that focus on interconnections between greenhouse gas emissions, ambient air pollution, forms of inequality, and human well-being. This theoretically-engaged research involves the combining of social and environmental datasets at various scales, ranging from the facility level to the cross-national level, and the use of multiple research methods. Besides contributing to various areas of socioenvironmental research within sociology, this work is intended to help situate fundamental sociological principles about inequality more centrally within sustainability

Andrew Jorgenson is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Professor of Environmental Studies at Boston College. The primary area of his research is the human dimensions of global environmental change, with a focus on how development, inequality, and the structure of global production and trade networks contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, industrial pollution, land cover change, and relationships between environmental conditions and population health. In 2020, he received the Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Environmental Sociology for his innovation, publication, and service in the field of environmental sociology. His published research has received awards from the American Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the British Sociological Association. He was the 2016-2017 chair of the Environmental Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, the 2018-2019 chair of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association, and he currently serves as an at large officer for the Society or Human Ecology. He is the founding co-editor of Sociology of Development, a journal published by University of California Press, and he serves on the editorial board for various disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals.

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