Mayer's research and teaching focus on: (1) economic globalization, its implications for workers and the environment, and strategies for governance; (2) the politics of climate change at the global, national and local scales; and (3) the role of narratives in politics, particularly in collective action.
In the News
Shorenstein Center Discussion Paper, Harvard University, January 31, 2012.
Identifies six strikingly divergent narratives in American media coverage of climate change, and tracks how the major news outlets employed these story-lines differently. Suggests that to effect action on climate change, environmentalists need to win the story-telling challenge.