Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Scott Frickel

Director of Research - IBES, Professor of Environment and Society & Sociology
Research Interests Environment-society interactions, Experts and knowledge/ignorance, Social movements, Social theory, Risk and disaster, Urbanization

Recent News

News from IBES

IBES: 2023 in Review

Dive into a year of accomplishments at IBES, where community-engaged scholarship, cutting-edge research, student-led projects and events, and more highlight the many ways that our community is rising to meet the 21st century’s climate, sustainability, and environmental challenges.
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Three members of IBES faculty will join Director Kim Cobb and Director of Undergraduate Studies Dawn King to form an expanded IBES Leadership Team, as outlined in the Institute’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
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News from IBES

"Residues" Wins Robert K. Merton Book Award

Born in part from an IBES seed grant and published in 2021, the 200-page work offers “a new theoretical framework for understanding chemicals in society.”
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IBES and Sociology Professor Scott Frickel and Fernando Tormos-Aponte (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh) co-authored this new article documenting findings from their ongoing investigation into the rise of science activism and how it may affect the "norms of scientific research."
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