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Zeke Baker, PhD

Sociologist, Educator, Photographer

I work in the areas of Environmental Sociology, Science & Technology Studies, and Political Sociology, primarily using historical-comparative and qualitative methods. Alongside expertise in these areas, I teach sociological theory and social research methods.

I am presently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. I completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Davis in 2019, and moved on to a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, placed with the National Weather Service in Alaska.

My scholarship centers around the development and use of climate science, especially insofar as climate knowledge is embedded in social relationships of power.

A collaborative scholar, my work is often interdisciplinary, especially by bringing social theory together with natural science. I also integrate student learning in sociology with individual-level mentorship and intensive involvement in empirical research.

Check out a new study, published in Weather, Climate & Society: "Anticipatory Culture in the Bering Sea: Weather, Climate, and Temporal Dissonance".


My CV, ongoing Projects, and Publications can be accessed below:

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