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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/School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
1120 South Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603-5603

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 ASU. 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