Jennifer Richter

Tempe, AZ

Dr. Jennifer Richter is an Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her research interests are at the intersections of science and society, and how the social, environmental, and political effects of federal policies on local communities. Dr. Richter focuses on energy justice, specifically in relation to nuclear waste, renewable energy production, and the cultural, political, and environmental issues that come with energy transitions.  By examining how science and technology policies collide with local expectations and understandings of environment and politics, Dr. Richter explores the different effects of energy technologies and policies, and their effects on society at different scales, from the local to the global.  She also reached courses on energy policy; environmental justice; and science, technology and inequality, and co-advises a community and university activist group called Local to Global Justice.

2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Participant