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Kirk Jalbert

Kirk Jalbert

Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

kirk.jalbert@asu.edu

480-965-1756

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Biography

Kirk Jalbert is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society with a joint appointment in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His research addresses how public engagements with environmental science and governance are shaped by the use of information technologies in energy justice movements. He focuses on understanding the unique informatics practices and knowledge infrastructures that emerge in these spaces. Prior to joining ASU, Jalbert worked in the nonprofit sector, facilitating data gathering and transparency projects in partnership with concerned citizen groups making sense of their relationships with the energy industry, particularly in the context of debates about the impacts of shale gas extraction and proposed pipeline projects. His recent edited volume, ExtrACTION: Impacts, Engagements and Alternative Futures, examines resistance to resource extraction from a critical ethnographic perspective, exploring why and how resistance movements seek to change extraction policies.

Education

  • PhD, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, 2015
  • MFA, Fine Arts, Tufts University, 2005
  • BS, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1998

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

Jacquet, J. B., A. N. Junod, D. Bugden, G. Wildemuth, J. T. Fergen, K. E. Jalbert, B. Rahn, P. Hagley, K. J. Brasier, K. Schafft, L. Glenna, T. Kelsey, J. Fershee, D. L. Kay, R. C. Stedman and J. Ladlee. 2018. A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The Extractive Industries and Society 5(4):596-609. DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.006. (link )

2017

Brasier, K. J., K. E. Jalbert, A. J. Kinchy, B. Unroe and C. Unroe. 2017. Barriers to sharing water quality data: Experiences from the Shale Network. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60(12):2103-2121. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1276435. (link )

Jalbert, K., S. Malone Rubright and K. Edelstein. 2017. The civic information of FracTracker Alliance: Working with communities to understand the unconventional oil and gas industry. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 3:528-559. DOI: 10.17351/ests2017.128. (link )

2016

Jalbert, K. E. 2016. Building knowledge infrastructures for empowerment: A study of grassroots water monitoring networks in the Marcellus Shale. Science & Technology Studies 29(2):26-43. (link )

Jalbert, K. E. 2016. Sense and influence: Environmental monitoring tools and the power of citizen. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 18(3):379-397. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2015.1100985. (link )

2015

Kinchy, A. J., S. Parks and K. E. Jalbert. 2015. Fractured knowledge: Mapping the gaps in public and private water monitoring efforts in areas affected by shale gas development. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 34(5):879-899. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15614684. (link )

Malone, S., M. Kelso, T. Auch, K. Edelstein, K. Ferrar and K. Jalbert. 2015. Data inconsistencies from states with unconventional oil and gas activity. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 50(5):501-510. DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2015.992678. (link )

2014

Jalbert, K., A. J. Kinchy and S. L. Perry. 2014. Civil society research and Marcellus Shale natural gas development: Results of a survey of volunteer water monitoring organizations. Journal of Environmental Studies and Science 4(1):78-86. DOI: 10.1007/s13412-013-0155-7. (link )

Ratto, M., S. Wylie and K. Jalbert. 2014. Introduction to the special forum on critical making as research program. The Information Society: An International Journal 30(2):85-95. DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2014.875767. (link )

Wylie, S., K. E. Jalbert, S. Dosemagen and M. Ratto. 2014. Institutions for civic technoscience: How critical making is transforming environmental research. The Information Society: An International Journal 30(2):116-126. DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2014.875783. (link )

Books

2017

Jalbert, K., A. Willow, D. Casagrande and S. Paladino eds. 2017. ExtrACTION: Impacts, Engagements, and Alternative Futures. Routledge. ISBN: 9781629584690.

Book Chapters

2017

Jalbert, K., A. Willow, D. .. Casagrande and S. Paladino. 2017. Introduction: Confronting extraction, taking action. In: Jalbert, K., A. Willow, D. Casagrande and S. Paladino eds., ExtrACTION: Impacts, Engagements, and Alternative Futures. Routledge. LondonNew York. ISBN: 9781629584690.

2014

Kinchy, A. J., K. Jalbert and J. Lyons. 2014. What is volunteer water monitoring good for? Fracking and the plural logics of paticipatory science. Pp. 259-289 In: Frickel, S. and D. J. Hess eds., Fields of Knowledge: Science, Politics and Publics in the Neoliberal Age (Political Power and Social Theory. Vol 27. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN: 978-1-78350-668-2.