author of Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the...Listen Now
Yale professor Justin Farrell’s most recent book, Billionaire Wilderness, offers a revealing look at the intersection of wealth, philanthropy, and conservation.
Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University.
His research focuses on cultural sociology and environmental politics, with an emphasis on epistemology and moral theory, social conflict, and elites. He blends ethnographic fieldwork with large-scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning.
His scholarly work has been published by Science, Princeton University Press, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, the American Sociological Review, Environmental Research Letters, Social Problems, and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation.
His books and articles have won national scholarly awards, and he regularly presents to policymakers, including the U.S. Senate, the United Nations, the Vatican, and in major media outlets such as the New York Times, The Economist, New York Review of Books, LA Times, NPR, Washington Post, HBO, and the Financial Times.
Justin is a proud first-generation college grad and Wyoming native.
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Justin’s book recommendations:
A Good Man is Hard to Find (O’Connor)
The Greatest Short Stories of Anton Chekov (Chekhov)
Devil’s Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West (Rothman)