Aaron M. McCright

Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

Aaron M. McCright is Professor of Sociology in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. His scholarly research agenda aims to enhance our sociological understanding of how scientific and technological developments, top-down and bottom-up political processes, and enduring social structures influence societal capacity for recognizing and dealing with environmental impacts and technological risks. Employing a range of methods and analytical techniques, Dr. McCright explains the structure, strategy, tactics, and impacts of the US-based climate change denial countermovement; analyzes theoretically relevant patterns and trends in citizens’ climate change views; develops and tests theoretical arguments about selected predictors of environmental decision-making more generally; and investigates key predictors of public views of science and scientists.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University