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Dr. Jared FitzgeraldDr. Jared Fitzgerald headshot

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Jared Fitzgerald joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University in Fall 2020. He received his PhD in sociology from Boston College in May 2020. His research focuses on the political economy of environmental change and sustainability across multiple scales of analysis. He is interested in understanding pathways to sustainability that improve both human and ecological well-being. Using advanced quantitative methods, his current research projects investigate the relationships between working time, inequality and sustainability broadly defined. His research has been published in journals such as Social Forces, Socius, Sustainability and Environmental Sociology.


In addition to his research interests, Dr. Fitzgerald is also committed to teaching high quality and engaging courses. Depending on the course, his primary goals as an educator are to introduce students to the value of sociological inquiry and to encourage students to engage critically with the world around them to better understand the causes and consequences of environmental degradation.


  • B.A. in History with Sociology minor, Boise State University (Magna Cum Laude), 2012
  • M.S. in Sociology, University of Utah, 2014
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Boston College, 2020

Research Interests
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Economy
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Global Inequality
  • Sustainability Science
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