Kevin Adams


Kevin M. Adams

Environmental Studies
University of Colorado
397 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0397

Kevin is an environmental sociologist, pursuing his Ph.D. in CU’s Department of Environmental Studies. His research revolves around the intersection of social and environmental systems, particularly with regard to global climate change policy. He uses political economic frameworks to understand the ways in which ecologically unequal exchange manifests at the global level, and is perpetuated by political, social, and economic structures. His work is often highly quantitative and international.

Outside of the classroom, Kevin spends his time traveling, backpacking, cycling, and writing.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Adams, K., (2016). “Pragmatism and Global Climate Policy – The Interface between Unequal Powers.” Presentation to be given at the ENTITLE: Undisciplined environments conference, invited as part of the panel “Interrogating Environmental Pragmatism: Philosophy, Ecology, and Politics.”

Roberts, J.T. et al., (2015). “Toward Mutual Accountability: The 2015 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report.” To be published by AdaptationWatch for the 21st Conference of Parties.

Adams, K., and S. Marquart-Pyatt (2015). “A Crossroads for Environmental Sociology: Biophilia and Ecological Evolutionary Theory as Mid-Range Theories” Presentation at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting, 2015.

Broto, V. C., Salazar, D., & Adams, K. (2014). Communities and urban energy landscapes in Maputo, Mozambique. People, Place, and Policy 8(3), 192-207. doi: 10.3351/ppp.0008.0003.0005