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I received a PhD in Sociology in 2013 from the University of California-Irvine. In January of 2015 I’ll be joining the faculty in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University.  I spent the interim in the Pioneer Valley (MA) teaching at UMass Amherst.

My research examines the political economic and normative aspects of globalization, primarily in the fields of environment, economy, and health. My work focuses on the role of global institutions in macro-structural change in the context of a highly stratified world system. I’m especially interested in the potential of international organizations and treaties to alleviate economic, social, and environmental inequalities and how that potential varies by regional, national, and local context.

My current projects examine trends in carbon dioxide emissions, the regulation of hazardous chemicals, market-based social justice initiatives, inequalities in global health, the relationship between domestic and international environmental organizations, and state and university anti-discrimination efforts.

Please visit the links to learn more about my research and teaching. And please fee free to contact me at kristen [dot] shorette [at] stonybrook [dot] edu.