Nik Janos is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in sociology from UC Santa Cruz. His work is at the intersection of urban and environmental studies. In particular, he examines urbanization and ecological crisis and disaster by exploring how capitalism, governance practices, and technology shape these crises. His work pays particular attention to how ecological vulnerabilities and inequalities intersect with race and class inequalities. His research sites have been Post-Katrina New Orleans and understanding the drawn out salmon crisis of the Puget Sound, in and around Seattle. He also spends a considerable amount of time understanding, and advocating for, the non-carbon energy transition. He also runs the Green Space Notes blog.
Janos, N. 2018. Urbanising territory: The contradictions of eco-cityism at the industrial margins, Duwamish River, Seattle. Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018797284
McKendry, C. and N. Janos. 2015. “Greening the Industrial City: Equity, Environment, and Economic Growth in Seattle and Chicago.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 1–16.
Janos, N. and C. McKendry. 2014. “Globalization, Governance, and Re-Naturing the Industrial City: Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA.” Pp. 1–36 in, edited by S. Curtis.
Wealth and Inequality
Classical Social Theory
The Politics of Sustainability