Prof. Kari Norgaard

2019 Visiting Fellow

University of Oregon

Kari Norgaard is Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at University of Oregon. Dr. Norgaard trained as a postdoctoral fellow in an interdisciplinary IGERT Program on Invasive Species at University California Davis from 2003-2005 and from there joined the faculty as Assistant Professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA from 2005-2011. She joined the University of Oregon faculty in 2011. Her work on the social organisation of climate change denial is critically acclaimed and widely recognised for its understanding of societal factors which contribute to denial.

Over the past ten years, Kari has published and taught in the areas of environmental sociology, gender and environment, race and environment, climate change, sociology of culture, social movements and sociology of emotions. She has published books including Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Colonialism (2019), Nature and Social Action, Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life (2011) and Community, place, and privilege: double realities, denial, and climate change in Norway.

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