Jordan Kincaid

Ph.D. Student

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M.S., Bard College

B.A., University of Texas, Austin


Jordan is a PhD student of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder focusing on environmental philosophy and policy. He received his MS in Environmental Policy from Bard CEP in New York and his BA in Philosophy and Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a former Visiting Fellow at the University of North Texas' Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity involved with the Future of Energy Project.

His prospective dissertation research examines the role of modern secular mythology as a vehicle for socio-environmental values, ethics, and politics, specifically focusing on the idea of progress and idea of sustainability. He also works on the ideology and politics of risk, the philosophy of energy, the ethics and politics of fracking, and the ethics and politics of climate change-related sea level rise.

Beyond the academy, he enjoys being outdoors and with friends, entert(r)aining the dog, shreddin' the gnar, playing music, exploring wilderness, and the eternal quest for yet unknown delicious and healthy foods.