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Jennifer Richter

Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University

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Dr. Jennifer Richter is an Associate Professor jointly appointed between the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Social Transformation at ASU. Broadly, her research interests focus on energy justice and methods and case studies of just and equitable energy transitions. More specifically, her current research grants focus on equitable and just approaches for managing nuclear waste, as well as direct air capture technologies. An overarching question for her research is how federal initiatives regarding energy infrastructures become intensely local projects, which require the knowledge, insight, and support of local communities who will be directly affected, now and into the far future. Dr. Richter also teaches courses on environmental and energy justice, as well as science, technology and inequality.

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Richter, Jennifer, Bernstein, Michael J. and Farooque, Mahmud. 2022. "The process to find a process for governance: Nuclear waste management and consent-based siting in the United States." Energy Research & Social Science, 87: 102473.

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Annie E. Hale, Catharyn C. Shelton, Jennifer Richter, and Leanna M. Archambault. 2017. "Integrating Geoscience and Sustainability: Examining Socio-Techno-Ecological Relationships Within Content Designed to Prepare Teachers." Journal of Geoscience Education, 65(2): 101-112.

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Miller, Clark A., Richter, Jennifer and O'Leary, Jason. 2015. "Socio-energy systems design: A policy framework for energy transitions." Energy Research & Social Science, 6: 29-40.

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Richter, Jennifer. May 23, 2014. "Small Modular Reactors: The future of nuclear energy?." Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering, 2014 IEEE International Symposium, Chicago, IL.

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Miller, Clark A. and Richter, Jennifer. 2014. "Social Planning for Energy Transitions." Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports.

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