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Department of Sociology Dahlem, Jonathan

M.A. Sociology, Washington State University, 2016
M.A. English Literature, Wright State University, 2013
B.A. English, Ohio State University, 2011


Environmental and Political Sociology, Environmental Justice, Sociology of Knowledge/Science, Gender and Environment, Social Movements, Critical Animal Studies

Research Interests

The dissertation project I’m working on looks at the social production of interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts to support biodiversity in the context of global climate change. I use interviews and participant observation to investigate a special case in northwest Washington.

My master’s research was a qualitative comparative analysis of media and policy documents related to sea level rise for two cities in western Washington. The work investigated the relationships between economic factors, localized oceanic spatial meanings, and municipal sea level rise adaptation strategies.

I’m also working on a project that uses social networks methods to look at the development of climate change denial rhetoric over time, as well as a separate project that looks at the relationships among symbols in climate change art.