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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 qualitative methods to investigate a 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.

Lately, I’m also working on quantitative cross-national analyses that describe social predictors of biodiversity loss.