The Situation Room: Stigma Management and the Claims-Making of Hydraulic Fracturing Industry Groups

Edward Walker, University of California, Los Angeles
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Olson Room (Gowen 1A)
Edward Walker, University of California, Los Angeles
Edward Walker, University of California, Los Angeles

Edward T. Walker is Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. His research investigates the mobilization and outcomes of popular participation both by social movement organizations and by business firms and trade associations; his focus in recent work is on contention surrounding hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. He is author of Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Charles Tilly Award from the American Sociological Association. He is also co-editor of Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation (NYU Press, 2015). His research has appeared in the American Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologySocial Problems, and other journals, and has been covered in the New York TimesWashington PostThe AtlanticTime, and other outlets.