Amber M. Blazek
Texas A&M University
Amber Blazek is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Texas A&M. Her areas of specialization are organizational, political, and environmental sociology. She is currently focused on two primary research projects. First, her current dissertation research focuses on the influence of corporate characteristics and corporate-community relations on energy corporations’ CO2 emissions from 2010-2019. Second, she is researching changes in the oil and gas majors’ rhetorical framing of climate change from 2010-2019. Her overall goal is to bridge these two projects to critically compare the oil and gas majors’ climate change behavior and rhetoric, as well as provide theoretical possibilities for successfully dealing with the ongoing crisis. While at Texas A&M, she has taught Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Methods of Social Research, and Classical Sociological Theory. She was a 2021 College of Liberal Arts Summer Dissertation Fellow and 2019-2020 Energy Institute Fellow. She is also a current member of the Executive Steering Committee for the Academy for Future Faculty (AFF).
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States
Focus areas of expertiseClimate policy and politics Fossil fuels
Amber M. Blazek. 2021. “The Climate Leadership Council’s Carbon Dividends Plan: Polanyi’s Market Embeddedness, Fictitious Commodities, and Double Movement.” Society.
Amber Salamanca-Blazek. 2018. “Ask the Expert: Chapter 11: Economics and Politics – Climate Change.” In SociologicalYou: NextGen Introductory Sociology. Thompson, Angela and Keith Whitworth. Fort Worth, TX: United Instructors and Textbook Authors Co-op.