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C.L. (Christina) Prell

C.L. (Christina) Prell

Christina Prell's research focuses on the intersection of social networks and the environment. On a more local or regional scale, her work considers the role of social networks in shaping and/or diffusing views, values, and/or cultural beliefs about the environment. On a global scale, she considers how the structure of global trade networks drive and/or co-evolve with a number of environmental inequalities, chief among these being between-country differences in pollution, as embodied in trade. She has published articles in such venues as Social Networks, Global Environmental Change, PloS ONE, Social Forces and Journal of Mathematical Sociology, and she has published two books on social networks and network analysis; the first is a sole-authored book entitled, Social Network Analysis: History, theory, and methodology (Sage), and the second is a co-edited book with Orjan Bodin, entitled Social Networks and Natural Resource Management (Cambridge University Press).

Currently, she is a Co-investigator of the Marie-Curie ITN entitled i-CONN (, a Horizon 2020 award focused on Connectivity Science and Transdisciplinarity. She is also member of the project team for the Sustainable Islands ERASMUS MUNDUS programme (

Prior to UG: In the Spring/summer semester of 2019, Christina was a Fulbright-Austrian scholar at the University of Klagenfurt, where she taught courses on Coupled Systems and Network Analysis. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland (altogether she worked at UMD from 2011-2019). She was also a Lecturer in Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK (2003-2010).

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