I am a professor of sociology at Umeå University, and a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies. I moved to Sweden in 2017, after spending ten years at Bristol University in the UK. Before that, I took MA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and I also spent time at institutions in Mexico and Canada.
I am a co-investigator on the Institute’s project about "Climate ethics and future generations”. I will be taking responsibility for the empirical part of the project—studying public attitudes about climate change, and investigating laypeople’s ethical intuitions.
My other ongoing projects address social and political trust, research methods, the politics of globalization, and public attitudes towards environmental problems and policies.
Three recently published works:
- "When Will People Pay to Pollute? Environmental Taxes, Political Trust and Experimental Evidence from Britain,” British Journal of Political Science, 1-22 (2017).
"Trust and public support for environmental protection in diverse national contexts,” Sociological Science 3, 359-382 (2016).
"Economists, capitalists, and the making of globalization: North American free trade in comparative-historical perspective,” American Journal of Sociology 119 (5), 1324-1379 (2014).
Three frequently cited works:
- "Two multilevel modeling techniques for analyzing comparative longitudinal survey datasets,” Political Science Research and Methods 2 (1), 119-140 (2014).
"Rich people, poor people, and environmental concern: Evidence across nations and time,” European Sociological Review 29 (5), 910-922 (2013).
"Does inequality erode social trust? Results from multilevel models of US states and counties,” Social Science Research 42 (2), 347-360 (2013, with Isaac W Martin).