Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics examines the intersection of climate skepticism and Christianity and proposes strategies for engaging climate skeptics in productive conversations. Read my write-up of the book's main arguments in The Conversation.
-Book of the Year, Argumentation and Forensics Division, National Communication Association
-Outstanding Book Award, Spiritual Communication Division, National Communication Association
-Book Award Honorable Mention, Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine, National Communication Association
-Reviewed in Argumentation & Advocacy
-Reviewed in The International Journal of Communication
-Reviewed in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture
Rather than thinking of religious skeptics as a single unified group, this work breaks skeptics down into three main types: "separators," "bargainers," and "harmonizers." The book questions monolithic understandings of climate skepticism and considers how competing narratives such as religion, economics, and politics play a role in climate communication. This book provides both a theoretical examination of the rhetoric of religious climate skeptics and concrete strategies for engaging the religious community in conversations about the environment.
Analysis of nuclear experts' perceptions of public-technical relationships and their role as scientist citizens in Frontiers in Science and Environmental Communication
*Winner of the 2022 Innovations in Nuclear Energy Award in the Energy Policy category awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy
Analysis of the metaphor of "Energy Darwinism" and how it restricts environmental ways of thinking in Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
*2020 Article of the Year Honorable Mention from the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Analysis of intimacy-building in small group climate change deliberations in Science Communication
*Winner of the 2021 Dennis Gouran Research Award from the Group Communication Division of NCA
*Honorable Mention for the 2021 Article of the Year from the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
*Featured in SciCommBites