Affiliated Graduate Program Faculty Member

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  • Rachael Shwom
  • Assistant Professor, Climate and Society, Department of Human Ecology
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  • Assistant Professor Rachael Shwom teaches undergraduate courses in Energy and Society, Innovative Solutions to Environmental Problems, and Environmental Politics and graduate courses in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change and the Environmental Movement. Her research interests are in environmental sociology, organizational sociology and consumption. Her research interests are in the areas of civil society organizations and societal change; the evolution and function of interorganizational networks; how social institutions structure environmentally significant-consumption; and models in the natural and social sciences. She is currently involved in projects exploring: how energy efficiency advocates decide whether to work with businesses, networks in urban watersheds; how motherhood influences environmental practices; and using social and ecological models in climate change education.

  • Program Areas:
  • Environment and Sustainability