ANDREW K. JORGENSON portrait
  • Affiliated Faculty, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Affiliated Faculty, Global Change and Sustainability Center
  • Journal Editor, Sociology of Development, University of California Press
  • International Faculty, Vilnius University
  • Adjunct Professor, Sociology Department

Research Statement

Beginning in summer of 2015, Andrew Jorgenson will be Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at Boston College. He will keep an adjunct faculty status at the University of Utah for the 2015-2016 academic year.

please contact him via his new email address: andrew.jorgenson@bc.edu

Link to his Boston College webpage: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/sociology/faculty/profiles/andrew-jorgenson.html

Presentations

  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2014. “Environment, Development, and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: Exploring These Relationships and the Possibilities for a More Sustainable Future.” Presented at the EJOLT Workshop on Ecologically Unequal Exchange and Ecological Debt, Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , Presented, 2014.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2014. “Environment, Development, and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being.” Invited talk, co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Program for Society and the Environment, University of Maryland, College Park. , Presented, 2014.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2014. “Environment, Development, and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being.” Presented in the Annual Sociology Department Seminar Series, Boston College. , Presented, 2014.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2013. “Environment, Development, and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being.” Invited talk, co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology, Brown University. , Presented, 2013.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2013. Panelist for Energy Forum 2013, Sponsored by the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy and the Wallace Stegner Center, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. Public forum / debate on “How do we move from argument to action?”, with the other panelists including the Energy Adviser for the Governor of Utah and the Western Regional Business Manager for Chevron Energy Solutions. , Presented, 2013.
    http://ulaw.tv/videos/2013-energy-forum/0_t8n5t51a
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K., and Juliet Schor. 2013. “The Demographic and Economic Drivers of Consumption and Environmental Change.” Invited presentation for National Academy of Sciences workshop titled “Sustainability Science: Can Earth’s and Society’s Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?”, sponsored by the Board on Environmental Change and Society, the Committee on Population, and the Board of Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences building, Washington D.C. , Presented, 2013.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2013. “The Political Economy and Human Ecology of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Presented in the Sociology Department Colloquia Series, University of Arizona. , Presented, 2013.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2013. “An Overview of Research on the Human Drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Done by Environmental Sociologists at the ‘U’ ”. Presented in Global Change & Sustainability Center Public Seminar Series, University of Utah. , Presented, 2013.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “The Effects of Economic Development, Militarization, and Globalization Characteristics on National-Level Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1960-2005.” Presented in the Geography Department Colloquia Series, University of Utah. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Global Climate Change and Synthesizing the Methodological Innovations in and Challenges of Sociological Research on Climate Change Related Topics.” Presented at conference “Our Energy Future”, sponsored by the Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Environment, Development, and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: Synthesizing the Empirical Literature and Looking Ahead.” Presented at the conference “Development and Underdevelopment: From Empirical Work to Reconceptualization”, hosted by the Fernand Braudel Center, SUNY Binghamton University. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K, and Sandy Marquart-Pyatt. 2012. “Sociological Research on Climate Change: Methodological Challenges and Innovations.” Presented on an invited panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Climate Change and Governance: Socioeconomic Implications.” Invited Speaker, Erasmus Mundus Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. , Presented, 2012.
  • Kentor, Jeffrey, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2012. “Military Expenditures and Health: A Cross-National Analysis, 1970-2000.” Presented in the Political Economy and Global Social Change Colloquium Series, University of California, Riverside. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Development, Militarization, and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: A Cross-National Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 1960-2005.” Presented in the Sociology Department Colloquium Series, Johns Hopkins University. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “An Unequal World with Unequal Consequences: The Relationships between Public Health, Climate Change, and Globalization.” Presented on an invited panel at the Sixth Annual Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Nonviolence & Peace with the theme “Global Justice: Economic Globalization, Crisis, and the Common Good”, Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, University of Utah. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Global Inequality and Climate Change: Setting the Stage.” Opening Remarks, Special Screening of the Documentary “The Island President”, Sponsored by the Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, University of Utah, and Utah Film Center. , Presented, 2012.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “A Critical Overview of Research Methods Employed in Sociological Research on Climate Change.” To be presented on an invited panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado. , Accepted, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “Population, Affluence, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Continuing Significance of Structural Human Ecology (And the Influence of Gene Rosa).” Invited Talk given at symposium titled “The Global Environment: What Risk?”, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Ecologically Unequal Exchange Theory in Comparative Perspective: A Synthesis of the Sociological Research.” Invited Talk, Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “Are the Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study of Carbon Dioxide Emissions.” Paper presented as part of Atmospheric Sciences Department Seminar Series, University of Utah. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “The Environmental and Social Impacts of Militarization in Comparative-International Perspective, 1970-2000.” Presented in opening plenary at the conference titled “Advancing the Right to Health on a Sick Planet: Redefining the Role of Militarism in a Changing Climate”, sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Nebraska City, Nebraska. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “Comparative-International Research on Militarization and the Environment: How We Do It and What We’ve Found So Far.” Paper presented at the workshop titled Advancing the Right to Health on a Sick Planet: redefining Security & the Role of Militarism, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “The Environmental Impacts of Militarization in Comparative Perspective: A Tragically Overlooked Relationship.” Paper presented as the Opening Address at the workshop titled “Advancing the Right to Health on a Sick Planet: Redefining Security & the Role of Militarism”, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “Urban Slum Growth and Human Health: A Panel Study of Infant and Child Mortality in Less-Developed Countries, 1990-2005.” Paper presented at Regional Health Masters Program, Medical Faculty, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “Are the Economy and Environment Decoupling? A Global Perspective.” Paper presented at the Department of Sociology, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “Are the Economy and Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study, 1960-2005.” Paper presented at the Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “The Sociology of Globalization and the Environment: Telescope and Microscope Approaches.” Invited lecture, Department of Theoretical Economics, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “Are the Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Global Perspective.” Paper presented as part of Sociology Department Colloquium Series, Utah State University. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2010. “Are The Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Panel Analysis of Three Measures of Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1960-2005.” Paper presented as part of Sociology Department Colloquium Series, University of Colorado, Boulder. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2009. “Is the Economy Decoupling from the Environment? A Preliminary Analysis of Three Measures of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 98 Countries, 1960-2005.” Paper presented as part of the “Policy at the Podium” colloquium series, Institute for Policy and International Affairs, University of Utah. , Presented, 2009.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2009. “Globalization and the Environment: A Sociological Approach.” Environmental Studies Program, University of Utah. , Presented, 2009.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2009. Panelist, University Discussion Panel Celebrating COP15, The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference, University of Utah. , Presented, 2009.
  • ***Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2009. Panelist, Closing Plenary Session, “The Social and the Natural in Global Context”, 2009 mini-conference on the “Social and Natural Limits of Globalization”, cosponsored by the PEWS, ETS, and Marxist sections, Annual Meetings for the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California. , Presented, 2009.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2009. “Societies Consuming Nature.” Presented as part of Sociology Club Speaker Series, Weber State University. , Presented, 2009.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2013. “Economic Development and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being.” Paper presented as part of a panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York City, NY. , Presented, 2013.
  • Kentor, Jeffrey, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2013. “Military Expenditures and Health Inequality.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York City, NY. , Presented, 2013.
  • Mahutga, Matthew, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2013. “Privatization, World-Economic Integration and Institutional Change: New Evidence for the Distributional Consequences of Post-Socialist Transition.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of Milan, Italy. , Presented, 2013.
  • Givens, Jennifer, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2012. “Environmental Concern in the World Polity: A Multi-Level Analysis.” To be presented as part of a panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado. , Accepted, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. and Brett Clark. 2011. “Are the Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study, 1960-2005.” Paper presented at the conference titled “Rethinking Development”, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “Global Stratification, Ecologically Unequal Exchange, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1960-2010.” Paper to be presented at International Sociological Association’s Second Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. , Accepted, 2011.
  • Stewart, Julie, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2011. “Political Participation in a New Immigrant Destination: Exploring the Intersection of Voting, Gender, Time, and Threat.” Paper presented as part of panel at the annual meetings for the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. , Presented, 2011.
  • Kentor, Jeffrey, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2011. “The New Military and Domestic Income Inequality: A Cross-National Analysis, 1970-2000.” Paper presented as part of panel at the annual meetings for the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2011. “Globalization, the Sociology of Ecologically Unequal Exchange, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 1960-2005.” Paper presented at the Conference on National Borders in the 21st Century, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. , Presented, 2011.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. and Brett Clark. 2010. “Are The Economy and Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study, 1960-2005.” Paper presented as part of panel titled “The Politics of Climate Change” at the annual meetings for the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia. , Presented, 2010.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K. and James Rice. 2010. “Urban Slum Growth and Human Health: A Panel Study of Infant and Child Mortality in Less-Developed Countries, 1990-2005.” Paper presented as part of panel at the 34th annual conference of the Political-Economy of the World-System section of the American Sociological Association, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. , Presented, 2010.