I am Dr. Katrina Running, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University. My research examines how farmers are adapting to agricultural water restrictions in Idaho, international variation in public opinion about climate change, and the public’s perception of ecosystem services in Idaho, frequently through the lens of environmental justice. Much of this work is conducted as part of interdisciplinary research teams; I believe understanding complex socio-ecological systems requires multiple perspectives, approaches, and disciplines.
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. Current CV
Current lab members
Meg du Bray, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Meg is a postdoctoral researcher at Idaho State University as part of the Managing Idaho’s Landscape for Ecosystem Services project. She completed her PhD at Arizona State University in sociocultural anthropology studying the way that variance in biophysical vulnerability to climate change produces different types of emotional responses in a cross-cultural context. She uses the lens of environmental anthropology to understand vulnerability, equity, adaptive capacity, emotion, and social memory in a variety of landscapes. Current CV
Kathleen Shipley, Graduate Research Assistant