About Us

CSSN is an international network of scholars headquartered at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, launched in October, 2020.

Scholars in the network are social scientists producing peer-reviewed research focused on understanding political conflict over climate change.

Our initial structure includes a core office at Brown University, a growing number of CSSN Scholars, Working Groups, a Research Advisory Board, and those wishing to be kept informed by being on our mailing list. Follow the “Contact” link above to reach us.

  • Core office–support at Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
    • Directorate and Staff:
      • Executive Director, Dr. Timmons Roberts
      • Director of Research, Dr. Robert Brulle
      • Communications support, Stephanie Hanson Damassa
      • Grants & Financial Coordinator, Michael Pulgar-Cabrera
      • Research assistants and specialists: Ken Schell-Smith, Galen Hall, Trevor Culhane, Cartie Werthman, Cole Triedman, Finn Lowden, Celia Hack, and more