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Katrina Running

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Idaho State University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Economic Growth & Innovation

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About Katrina

Running studies the determinants of environmental concern and public opinion about climate change. Her current research examines the relationship between economic, environmental and social vulnerability and support for pro-environmental policies in countries at different levels of economic development. Some recent collaborative projects include evaluating the effectiveness of climate-related policies in the United States, the resilience of Gulf Coast communities after the 2010 BP oil spill and the public’s perception of ecosystem services in Idaho. She also teaches courses in environmental sociology and climate justice.

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Publications

"World Citizenship and Concern for Global Warming: Building the Case for a Strong International Civil Society" Social Forces 92, no. 1 (2013): 377-399.
Tests whether identifying as a member of four citizenship categories – world citizen, national citizen, local community member, and autonomous individual – influences the probability individuals in both Annex I and Non-Annex I countries consider global warming a very serious problem.
"Effectiveness of U.S. State Policies in Reducing CO2 Emissions from Power Plants" (with Don Grant and Kelly Bergstrand). Nature Climate Change (2014).
Analyzes data released by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program to determine which states’ policies significantly shape individual power plants’ CO2 emissions.

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