Jill Harrison

Office:  248 Ketchum

Affiliated Departments


Research Interests

Environmental sociology, environmental justice, Sociology of agriculture and food, immigration politics, and political theories of justice.


Ph.D. 2006 University of California-Santa Cruz


Jill Lindsey Harrison is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on environmental sociology, sociology of agriculture and food systems, environmental justice, political theories of justice, and immigration politics. She has used her research on political conflict over agricultural pesticide poisonings in California, recent escalations in immigration enforcement in rural Wisconsin, and government agencies’ environmental justice efforts to identify and explain the persistence of environmental inequalities and workplace inequalities in the United States today. Her book, Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2011), won book awards from the Rural Sociological Society and the Association of Humanist Sociology. She has also published articles in Social Problems, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Politics, Political Geography, Geoforum, Antipode, Society and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Human Values, and New Labor Forum.