Webinar: Fostering Cross Disciplinary Research on Energy Development

Fostering Cross Disciplinary Research on Energy Development

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 12:00 PM Eastern Time

About the Webinar

Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by a cross-disciplinary committee of faculty from research institutions across North America, the Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network seeks to overcome topical, disciplinary, and geographic silos in order to facilitate breakthroughs in understanding the social and community impacts of energy development. This webinar will provide an introduction to the 3-year project, outlining the rationale, goals, and major project objectives, as well as solicit ideas and feedback from webinar participants on ways to increase cross-disciplinary social science research on energy.


Dr. Jeffrey B. Jacquet is an assistant professor in the department of Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University.  Dr. Jacquet has performed social and economic impact analyses of unconventional oil and gas development since 2005, and has performed sociological analysis of energy development in areas across the U.S, and has worked with a number of universities and Extension agencies.  Current research projects include measuring the migration intentions of rural residents and understanding ownership structures of large scale wind energy. He attained his PhD from Cornell University in 2012.

Dr. Julia Haggerty is a human geographer focused on interactions between natural resource use and the social and economic well-being of rural communities. She is a faculty member in Montana State University’s Earth Science Department and holds a joint appointment with the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. Prior to joining the Earth Sciences Department in the fall of 2013, she worked for five years as a policy analyst for the regional non-profit research group Headwaters Economics. Haggerty’s current research projects include a USDA NIFA-funded project on community economies and energy development, a project on community resilience and wildlife restoration on Fort Peck Reservation, and research on ranchland ownership dynamics in the Northern Great Plains.

Anne Junod is a PhD student studying Sociology at South Dakota State University.  Anne is interested in the impacts of community perceptions of and responses to social and environmental changes and her research interests include rural sociology, environmental sociology, and migration.  Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Anne worked in public advocacy on the issues of immigration, child abuse, and homelessness.


There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.

To join the webinar go to http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.

To facilitate Q&A’s, participants submit questions/comments via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.

The webinar will be recorded and archived at http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/chronological_archive.

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