Faculty candidate Matthew Cutler presents “Class, Ideology, and Severe Weather: How social and biophysical factors interact to shape climate threat perceptions.” Matt Cutler is an environmental sociologist and is currently studying fisheries management with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). He received a PhD in sociology from the University of New Hampshire in May of 2015. His research focuses generally on communities and the environment, with specific attention to issues related to climate change, environmental justice, and community well-being. He recently published an article titled, “Seeing and Believing: the emergent nature of extreme weather perceptions,” in the journal Environmental Sociology which looks at the social and biophysical bases of coastal residents’ perceptions of extreme weather events. In his talk, Matt will discuss his most recent work, which examines the interaction effects of social class position, ideology, and severe weather events on coastal residents’ perceptions of the threat posed by climate change. February 23 at 4 p.m. in Terrace 121. All are welcome to attend.
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