Jordan is a Ph.D. student of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder focusing on socioecological philosophy and policy. He received his M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard CEP in New York and his B.A. in Philosophy (Special & Departmental Honors) 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 research centers on matters of socioecological justice manifest in several contexts. His dissertation focuses on climate change adaptation and international obligations of capacity building. Other work includes the ethics and politics of shale gas development, and the ethics of material resource consumption and its relationship to human wellbeing. His interest in justice-issues stems from the peculiar role of modern secular mythology as a vehicle for socioecological values, ethics, and politics—-particularly the idea of progress, growth, and sustainability with an eye toward what he calls “the myth of green neoliberalism.”
His Master’s thesis, To Frack or Not to Frack, examines the ideology of risk in the politics of fracking. The full text is available through the Bard Center for Environmental Policy; here is the abstract and here are its presentation slides.
Beyond the academy, he enjoys exploring the wilderness and being outdoors with friends, playing music, urban dog sledding, shreddin’ the gnar, and the eternal quest for yet unknown delicious and healthy foods. @tothesungod