Kate Pride Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • School of History and Sociology
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Kate Pride Brown is sociologist whose research focuses upon power relationships and their impact on the natural world. She received her doctorate from Vanderbilt University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment. Among other honors, she has received a Fulbright Fellowship, a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, and a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.  Her forthcoming book, Saving the Sacred Sea (Oxford University Press), examines the conflict between local and transnational environmentalists, multinational corporations, and the Russian government over the future of Lake Baikal, the largest, deepest and oldest freshwater lake on Earth. Her work has appeared in Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Politics, Environmental Sociology, Memory Studies, Nature and Culture, Social Movement Studies and Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy. Her current research examines financialization and the transition to a post-carbon energy future.

  • PhD in Sociology, Vanderbilt University
  • MA in Sociology, Vanderbilt University
  • BA in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College
Areas of
  • Collective Memory
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Globalization
  • Political Sociology
  • Russian Society
  • Social Movements
  • Social Theory
Research Fields:
  • Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Russian
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Governance
  • History and Memory
  • Modernity
  • Politics
  • Social Movements
  • Sustainability
  • HTS-6001: Proseminar-Social Theory
  • SOC-1101: Intro to Sociology