Ry Brennan

Mariah Clegg
Graduate Student

Office Hours

Tuesday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Environmental sociology, Critical environmental justice, Energy democracy, Prison ecology, Labor, Political sociology, Science and technology studies, Infrastructure, Marxism, Anarchism. 


B.A., Williams College


Ry studies movements for soft and hard energy decentralization in California. This work exists at the nexus of society, ecology, and technology. Their empirical sites include an analysis of community choice aggregation, distributed energy resources, and scholar-activist work toward a regional Green New Deal. They mentor students in David Pellow's environmental justice scholar-activist lab and work with Pellow researching prison ecology, the intersection of carceral injustice and environmental injustice.


Introduction to Sociology; Concrete and Wires: A Sociology of Infrastructure