Christine Shearer is a Senior Researcher at CoalSwarm, an organization that is mapping and analyzing all major proposed coal projects on the globe. Her research focuses on environmental sociology, particularly global energy policy and climate change adaptation. She previously worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine; as a research fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; and as a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Her academic writing has appeared in science and media publications including Nature, Environmental Research Letters, National Geographic, and The New York Times, and she is the author of Kivalina: A Climate Change Story (Haymarket Books, 2011). She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.