Justin Farrell

Professor of Sociology

Justin Farrell is Professor of Sociology at Yale University, in the School of the Environment. 

Farrell studies how modern human cultures understand the natural world. He focuses on the causes and consequences of climate change, social class, morality, and epistemology. His studies blend large-scale computational methods with local qualitative fieldwork. 

His books and articles have won national awards and regularly appear in major media. He frequently presents to policymakers, including the U.S. Senate, the White House, the Vatican, and the United Nations. His research has been published by Science, Princeton University Press, the American Sociological Review, PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Social Problems, among others, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. 

Justin is a proud first-generation college graduate and Wyoming native.

For PDF downloads of research publications see JustinFarrell.org  (more →)


For PDF downloads of research publications see https://justinfarrell.org

I am deeply committed to my students, and value the incredible opportunity I get to be a trusted mentor. Through classroom discussions, field courses, thesis advising, and informal conversations, I enjoy being a resource of encouragement and support to help my students discover and investigate interesting ideas, harness research methods, and navigate career life.


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame

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