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Patrick Trent Greiner

Assistant Professor of Sociology
C Family Deanĺs Faculty Fellow in Grand Challenges: Climate and Society

Patrick Trent Greiner received his PhD from University of Oregon in 2018, and is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies, and the 2022-2024 C Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow of Grand Challenges in Climate and Society at Vanderbilt University. Professor Greiner’s research centers on providing greater insight into the complex co-constitution of social inequalities, environmental changes, and their consequences. His teaching interests center on the theories and methods that facilitate understanding of simultaneous and reciprocal change in social and ecological systems as well. Professor Greiner’s work has been published in journals such as Environmental SociologyEnvironmental Research Letters, Nature + Culture, The Journal of Land Use Science, The Journal of Classical Sociology, Rural Sociology, and Human Ecology Review, among others. He has written and had his work highlighted in a number of international periodicals and news outlets, such as The ConversationEl Globo News, and Phys as well.