Justin Farrell

Justin Farrell

Professor of Sociology

Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University.

His research focuses on cultural sociology and environmental politics. He blends ethnographic fieldwork with large-scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning. 

His scholarly work has been published by Science, Princeton University Press, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, the American Sociological ReviewEnvironmental Research LettersSocial Problems, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. 

His books and articles have won national scholarly awards, and he regularly presents to policymakers, including the U.S. Senate, the United Nations, the Vatican, and in major media outlets such as the New York Times, The EconomistNew York Review of BooksLA TimesNPRWashington Post, HBO, and the Financial Times.

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


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.

Current Courses:
- Data Science for Social Research: An Introduction
- Mixed-Methods Research
- Field Course in Cultural Diversity, Environmental Politics, and Social Change
- The American West as an Environmental, Cultural, and Political Case Study


Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame

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