Melissa Aronczyk is an associate professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University and affiliated faculty with the Rutgers Climate Institute. Her new book, A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism, co-authored with Maria Espinoza, was published by Oxford University Press.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States Canada
Focus areas of expertiseGreenwashing Communications research Fossil fuels Public opinion
Melissa Aronczyk & Maria Espinoza. 2022. A strategic nature: Public relations and the politics of American environmentalism. Oxford University Press.
Robert Brulle, Melissa Aronczyk, & Jason Carmichael. 2019. “Corporate Promotion and Climate Change: An Analysis of Key Variables affecting Advertising Spending by Major Oil Corporations, 1986–2015,” Climatic Change (December 2019).
Melissa Aronczyk & Maria Espinoza. 2019. “Sustainable Communication: Green PR and the Export of Corporate Environmentalism, 1989–1997,” Environmental Sociology (January 2019).
Melissa Aronczyk. 2018. “Public Relations, Issue Management, and the Transformation of American Environmentalism, 1948–1992,” Enterprise & Society (December 2018).
Melissa Aronczyk. 2017. “Environment 1.0: Infoterra and the Making of Environmental Information,” New Media & Society (May 2017).