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Graduate Research Associate

Curriculum Vitae


Martha Sibley is a native of South Louisiana and has worked as a researcher, instructor, and pharmacy technician throughout her college career. She graduated in 2013 and 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in ecology, environmental, and evolutionary biology and sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). In 2017, Martha completed her master’s in applied sociology at SELU, focused in globalization and sustainability. Her research centers on environmental issues, political polarization, and the intersection of race and gender. Spring 2018, Martha had the honor of being a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. From August of 2021 to May 2022, Martha participated in the Harte Research Institute’s Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management to develop an environmental report card for the Alacranes Reef in Mérida, México. Throughout her time at OSU, Martha has had the privilege to work on projects with interdisciplinary research teams on water resource management, flood irrigation practices, agricultural producers, Oklahoma EPSCoR, and the Rural Renewal Initiative. This is Martha’s fifth year as a Ph.D. student, graduate teaching associate, and graduate research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University.

    • B.A. in Biology, Southeastern Louisiana Sate University 2013
           Focus: Ecology, Environmental, and Evolutionary Biology
    • B.A. in Sociology, Southeastern Louisiana State University 2015
           Focus: Environmental Sustainability
    • M.S. in Applied Sociology, Southeastern Louisiana State Univeristy 2017
           Focus: Globalization and Sustainability
           Thesis: Political Polarization and the Conservative Effect on Climate Change and Coastal                       Land Loss in Louisiana

Research Interests
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Sociology of Disasters
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Inequality
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Political Polarization
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