Justin Farrell

Associate Professor of Sociology

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Faculty Support

Pablo Montes
203-432-5533
pablo.montes@yale.edu

Office
Room 123
Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Education

Ph.D. Sociology
University of Notre Dame

 

About

Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University. His research tackles questions of environment, politics, human culture, and policy 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.

National Science Foundation CAREER award, $400,000, “The Effect of Energy Transition on Rural America: Innovative Methods to Study Cultural, Technological, and Economic Change”, 2018-2023



See website for publications, policy/media engagement, and lab information for prospective students: 

JustinFarrell.org
 


Bill_Wild_cover Billionaire Wilderness
The Ultra-Wealthy and
the Remaking of the American West






"Justin Farrell explores a bold new understanding of nature and people in America's wealthiest county. This startling, provocative, and respectful analysis of conservation and the Teton community will ignite important future scholarship. A must-read."—Thomas E. Lovejoy

"This important and innovative book offers a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of the ultra-wealthy, exploring the ways in which they think about status, social inequality, privilege, and the environment in a context where all of these factors collide on a regular basis."—David Naguib Pellow


 
Bill_Wild_cover The Battle for Yellowstone
Morality and the Sacred
Roots of Environmental Conflict





 
"The most original political book of early 2015" 
 
 
 

Courses

Course Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
764
Nature, Rationality, and Moral Politics
Farrell
Th - 9:00-11:50
Farrell
TBA - TBA
769
Seminar on Public Lands and Policy in the American West
Farrell
Th - 2:30-4:20
Farrell
TBA - TBA
783
    Farrell
TBA - TBA