I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University. received a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2001, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2007.
I received a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2001, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2007, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2013. link to CV: Katrina_Running_CV_2022
I study the reality that fundamentally, there will be trade-offs involved with any of the strategies that will we will have during negotiations and the fairness of the outcome, and it is important to understand how these different communities establish their values — especially rural farming communities when it comes to water rights and availability and preparing for future crop years. I am also just starting a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project working with rural communities in the Pacific Northwest to see what they need to adapt to climate change, and then working with them to draft viable plans and provide quality data to support them. In all of this work environmental justice is centered. In the past I also examined international variation in public opinion about climate change.
I am currently looking for graduate students interested in working on a M.A. degree in Sociology with me and helping with one or more of the above research programs.