Eric Jones

Research AssociateEric Jones

Eric C. Jones is a Research Associate of the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University, a Research Scientist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Director of Social Network Products at Medical Decision Logic, Inc. He is also Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ecological Anthropology. Eric has focused his recent work on understanding how the structuring of social relations following extreme events impacts individual outcomes and recovery. His general research interests concern heterogeneity and collective action under conditions of environmental and/or social change, as well as under more normal circumstances such as social networks involved in improving formal and informal education. He is the first author of the co-authored edited volume The Political Economy of Hazards and Disasters (2009, AltaMira press), authored the innovative methodological piece “Extreme Events, Tipping Points and Vulnerability: Methods in the Political Economy of Environment” in Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design (2010, Cambridge University Press), and conducted an application of social network analysis to cooperation among pioneer colonists “Wealth-Based Trust and the Development of Collective Action” in the journal World Development (2004).

Visit Eric’s homepage at University of North Carolina Greensboro for more information.

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