Justin Farrell

Professor of Sociology

Type
  • YSE Faculty
Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University. His research tackles questions of environment, politics, and human culture using a mixture of methods, blending ethnographic fieldwork with large-scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning.

His research has been published by Princeton University Press, the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesNature Climate Change, the American Sociological ReviewSocial Problems, among others, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER). His books and articles have won national awards from the American Sociological Association, American Library Association, used on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and covered by major media outlets such as The Economist, Washington Post, HBO, WIRED, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.


Covid-19 and Rural America
New article: "Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on rural America"

 

See website for more info:

 JustinFarrell.org


CAREER award, National Science Foundation, $417,029, “The Effect of Energy Transition on Rural America: Innovative Methods to Study Cultural, Technological, and Economic Change”, (National Science Foundation Early Career Development), 2018-2023

 

Princeton University Press

"The most original political book of early 2015." -The Economist 
Winner, Outstanding Book Award (American Sociological Association AMSS)


Recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
Recent articles in Nature Climate Change
Recent articles in the American Sociological Review (winner of 2015 ASA CBSM Distinguished Article Award) and Social Problems

Recent usage of research by group of U.S. Senators on the floor of Congress:



Recent media coverage of research (selected):
Washington Post; Financial Times (front page article); The Economist; HBO (documentary interview); Christian Science Monitor; The Guardian; WIRED; High Country News; The Huffington Post; Yahoo! News; Slate; NewStatesman; Politico Magazine; Mother Jones; MSN; Spektrum; Diário de Notícias; PhysOrg; Otago Daily Times; DeSmogBlog; Digital Journal; Eco-Business; Reason; Inside En- ergy; Inside Climate News; Energy Collective; Climate News Network; Skeptical Science; ThinkProgress; Forskning.no; Hamilton Spectator; Pacific Standard; Daily Kos; NeuroLogica; Ecologist

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

Other resources: 
Yale North American West Initiative (west.yale.edu)

 

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
- For more, see the Yale North American West Initiative (west.yale.edu)

Follow @J_Farrell

Education

Ph.D. Sociology

University of Notre Dame