Grad Students

Christopher Rea



Contact Information

Email    christophermrea@gmail.com
Office  Not Available
I study markets, politics, and environmental regulation.

Slightly more precisely, my research explores the political dynamics of market economies, institutional emergence, regulation, and the social production of scientific knowledge. I have published on newly developing command-and-commodify modes of environmental regulation, the political mobilization of firms and industries, and the social-contextual correlates of vaccine exemption. Please see my personal website for more information.

Fields of Study

Environmental sociology, economic sociology, political sociology, organizations, social movements, science and technology, health politics and policy.

Publications

Book Project

Economy and Ecology: Environmental protection and institutional emergence in the United States and Germany (under preparation)

Journal Articles

2017 - Rea, Christopher M. "Theorizing command-and-commodify regulation: the case of species conservation banking in the United States." Theory & Society 46(1), 21-56.

2017 Edward Shils - James Coleman Memorial Award for Best Student Paper, Honorable Mention. ASA Theory Section.

2016 Early Career Workshop Award, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).

2016 - Walker, Edward T. and Christopher M. Rea. "Pediatric Care Provider Density and Personal Belief Exemptions From Vaccine Requirements in California Kindergartens.'' American Journal of Public Health 106(7), 1336-1341

2015 - Rea, Christopher M. “Commodifying Conservation.” Contexts 14(1), 72-3.

2014 - Edward T. Walker and Christopher M. Rea. “The Political Mobilization Of Firms And Industries.” Annual Review of Sociology 40, 281-304.

Under Review

Rea, Christopher M. “Regulatory thickening and the politics of market-oriented environmental policy.”

Grants and Awards

Honors and Awards

2017 - Summer Institute on Organizations and Their Effectiveness
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (CASBS)

2017 - Edward Shils - James Coleman Memorial Award for Best Student Paper, Honorable Mention
Theory Section, American Sociological Association.

2017 - Young Scholar in Social Movements
Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame.

2016 - Early Career Workshop Award
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

2011-12 - Department of Sociology Excellence in Teaching Award
University of California, Los Angeles

2012 - Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Honorable Mention National Science Foundation

2008 - New Science Teacher Academy Amgen Fellow
National Science Teacher Association

2007 - New Science Teacher Academy Associate Fellow
National Science Teacher Association

2005 - Albert C. Erickson ’30 Research Award in Physics
Department of Physics, Clark University

Grants and Fellowships

2017-18 - Dissertation Year Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles ($20,000 plus tuition & fees)

2013-16 - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ($126,000; reduced to $84,000 by 2013 government shutdown)

2013 - Graduate Summer Research Mentorship
University of California, Los Angeles ($6,000)

2012-13 - Graduate Research Mentorship
University of California, Los Angeles ($20,000 plus tuition & fees)

2012 - Graduate Summer Research Mentorship
University of California, Los Angeles ($4,500)

2011 - Summer Research Fellowship
Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles ($4,000)

Advisors

Michael Mann (co-chair)

Ching Kwan Lee (co-chair)

Fred Block

Hannah Landecker

Edward Walker

Degrees

2014 - C. Phil Sociology, UCLA

2012 - MA Sociology, UCLA

2007 - MA Teaching, Clark University

2006 - BA Physics, Clark University