Shaun Golding began teaching at Kenyon in 2016, after four years at Bowdoin College, his alma mater. He earned his masters of science and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Departments of Community and Environmental Sociology and Sociology, respectively.
In his research, Golding uses mixed methods to examine intersections of inequality and the environment with emphases on North America, natural resource-based economic development and public policy. His recent work on northern New England's backlash to renewable energy generated his 2021 book, "Electric Mountains," published by Rutgers University Press.
Golding has published articles and book chapters related to community sense of place, public planning, rural gentrification and natural resource-driven migration patterns.
Golding was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2019-2020 to study environmental dimensions of labor migration in Norway. He is currently working to see this project to fruition.
Areas of Expertise
Communities, the Environment, Social Demography and Migration
2012 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
2006 — Master of Science from Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
2001 — Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College