Christopher completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine and will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton in August. You can access his dissertation “Local Agencies in Global Markets: Financialization of the Economy and Public Water Governance” here.
His research interests encompass economic sociology, political sociology, political economy, and environmental sociology. His dissertation looks at the financialization of the environment by examining how the growth of financial markets has impacted water governance in the Western US. In the long term, he seeks to understand the socio-economics of public governance and climate change adaptation. He has published and presented on a number of topics related to the nexus of economy and society.