Struthers studies how public demands, scientific information, special interests, and institutional settings shape policymakers’ decisions on climate and the environment. She uses computational text analysis on observational data such as committee hearings, legislative bills, and government documents (such as environmental impact assessments) to answer many of her research questions.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, American Politics Research, Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, Political Science Research and Methods, and Oxford University Press.
Struthers received her Ph.D. from University of California, Davis and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She currently teaches courses on climate and environmental policy, policy process, and social justice, and has previously organized a number of programming initiatives and study groups. Before arriving at University of Georgia, Struthers was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior and Data Science Initiative at UC Davis.
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