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 Ph.D. research at CU-Boulder centers on matters of socioecological justice, and his dissertation focuses specifically on the ethics of climate change adaptation. In particular, he studies what climate refugee crises driven by climate conflict and population displacement mean for the future of liberal political philosophy, and what the Capabilities Approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum tells us about the obligations Advanced Industrial Societies have toward Least Developed Countries most vulnerable to, and least responsible for causing, climate change. His research also includes environmental justice issues pertaining to unconventional shale gas development.
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