Scholars

Justin Farrell

Yale University
United States

Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University. His research tackles questions of environment, politics, human culture, and policy using a mixture of methods, blending ethnographic fieldwork with large scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning. His research has been published by Princeton University Press, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, the American Sociological Review, Social Problems, among others, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER). His books and articles have won national awards from the American Sociological Association, American Library Association, used on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and covered by major media outlets such as the New York Times, LA Times, The Economist, Washington Post, HBO, WIRED, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.

Publications

Justin Farrell. 2019. “Evidence-based strategies to combat scientific misinformation,”

Nature (January 2019).

Justin Farrell. 2016. “Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change,”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (January 2016).

Media Coverage

Justin Farrell’s U.S. Senate testimony on dark money and climate misinformation. “Farrell Testifies Before U.S. Lawmakers on Dark Money and Climate Misinformation,” Yale, October 31, 2019.

Justin Farrell’s research on a contrarian network of climate denial discussed by Eric Holthaus. “Researchers: Exxon, Koch Family Have Powered the Climate-Denial Machine for Decades,” Slate, December 1, 2015.

Justin Farrell’s research on a contrarian network of climate denial discussed by Chelsea Harvey. “This is how climate change doubt becomes powerful and spreads into the media,” December 1, 2015.

Justin Farrell’s research on a contrarian network of climate denial discussed by Pete Spotts. “Why some American remain skeptical about climate change,” The Christian Science Monitor, December 1, 2015.

Justin Farrell’s research on a contrarian network of climate denial discussed by Eric Roston. “Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers,” Bloomberg, November 30, 2015.