Joseph Waggle

Doctoral Candidate

Joe Waggle is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and a research fellow in the Program for Society and the Environment (PSE). His primary interests are in the sociology of knowledge, environmental sociology, and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

Joe's recent work engages social network analysis (SNA) techniques to interrogate the role of scientific consensus in policy making, as well as the shifting role of scientific expertise in political debate. His dissertation critically analyzes the ways in which different political actors engage science and scientists in pursuit of their own political agendas in both the climate and energy policy arenas in the United States. He is active on Twitter (@JoeWaggle), contributes to Cyborgology, and writes for the PSE Blog on issues related to science, technology, and the environment.

Joe received his BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and his MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago.

Areas of Interest:
  • Social Theory
  • Science, Knowledge, and Technology
  • Environment
  • Science Policy
Degrees
  • MA Social Science - University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • BA Sociology - University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
  • Joseph Joe Waggle UMD Sociology PSE Doctoral Candidate
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Email: jwaggle@umd.edu