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Brent Kaup

Professor of Sociology

Office: Boswell Hall 225
Email: [[bzkaup]]
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Research Areas: Environmental Sociology, Political Ecology, Political Economy, Globalization & Development

Areas of Specialization

Environment, Energy, Political Economy, Socioeconomic Change and Development, Globalization


B.A., History and Sociology, University of Oregon
M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Brent Kaup studies how the transformation of nature affects social inequalities and societal well-being. In addition, he seeks to understand how the materiality of nature shapes markets, policies, and social movements.  Through his research, he has examined an array of topics including genetically modified crops in the Midwest, extractive industries in Bolivia, and the bugs in his own backyard.