Jennifer Richter

Visiting Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603

Biography

Jennifer Richter is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She is also a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. 

Her research interests are at the intersections of science, environment, and society, and she teaches courses on environmental justice, science and society, and energy policy. She is especially interested in how federal policies are created and then taken up by local populations, specifically in the American West. Professor Richter focuses on energy justice, specifically in relation to the cultural, political, and environmental issues that come with larger energy transitions. Her research has focused on the environmental and social issues related to nuclear waste storage, and renewable energy production, and how policies are developed to address issues of production of resources, as well as contamination of land, water, and air.  By examining how science and technology policies collide with local expectations and understandings of environment and politics, Professor Richter explores the different effects of energy technologies and policies, and their effects on society at different scales, from the local to the global.

Education

  • Ph.D. American Studies, University of New Mexico 2013
  • M.A. American Studies, University of New Mexico 2005
  • B.A. English and American Studies, University of Maryland 2001

Research Interests

Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Justice, Alternative Energies, History of Science,Nuclear Energy and Waste Policy, Sustainability Issues

Research Activity

  • Fisher,Erik*, Richter,Jennifer. STIR Cities: Engaging Expert Performance of Sociotechnical Imaginaries for the Smart Grid. NSF-SES(8/15/2015 - 7/31/2018).

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
FIS 444 Environment and Justice
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
FIS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
JUS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
GTD 512 Intl Gov & Dev - Nuclear Tech
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
HSD 594 Conference and Workshop
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
JUS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
FIS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
GTD 598 Special Topics
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
JUS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
FIS 334 Science, Tech, & Inequality
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
SOS 598 Special Topics
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
BCH 598 Special Topics
SOS 598 Special Topics
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 592 Research
GTD 598 Special Topics
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOS 598 Special Topics
BCH 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
SOS 598 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HSD 594 Conference and Workshop
GTD 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SCN 400 Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
SOS 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SCN 400 Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
JUS 444 Environment and Justice
SOS 598 Special Topics
BCH 598 Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
HSD 594 Conference and Workshop
GTD 598 Special Topics

Expertise Areas