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Mary is an environmental sociologist whose research focuses on the mechanisms by which sociopolitical power disparities influence the creation of ecological harm and environmental inequality, and their relationship to socio-ecological vulnerability. Mary comes to SESYNC from the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (co-funded by the National Science Foundation [NSF] and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]) and the NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a Postdoctoral Scholar. With collaborators, she conducted novel social research aimed at assessing nanotechnology risk and benefit perceptions among U.S. publics in order to learn more about how views and beliefs about risk develop alongside emerging technologies. Mary received her PhD in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara in fall 2012. She also holds a MA in Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida and a BS in Sociology and Research/Analysis from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
|Linking 'toxic outliers' to environmental justice communities||
Jan 26, 2016
Article published in Environmental Research Letters.
|Temporal Myopia: A Case of Promising New Technologies, the Federal Government, and Inherent Conflicts of Interest||
Apr 04, 2013
Book chapter published in Research in Social Problems and Public Policy.