Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Running studies the determinants of environmental concern and public opinion about climate change. Her current research examines the relationship between economic, environmental and social vulnerability and support for pro-environmental policies in countries at different levels of economic development. Some recent collaborative projects include evaluating the effectiveness of climate-related policies in the United States, the resilience of Gulf Coast communities after the 2010 BP oil spill and the public’s perception of ecosystem services in Idaho. She also teaches courses in environmental sociology and climate justice.