Center for Environmental Politics: How Climate Change Became Controversial

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma St Univ
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gowen 1A

Riley E. Dunlap is Regents Professor and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. One of the founders of environmental sociology, Dunlap’s recent work has focused heavily on climate change, particularly public perceptions, political polarization, and organized denial. He chaired the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, and is senior editor of the resulting volume Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2015). Dunlap is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Sociological Research Association. Professor Dunlap has received a number of awards for his scholarly work, most recently the William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences in 2012.