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Rebecca Elliott


Rebecca Elliott is an economic and environmental sociologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on how the impacts of climate change are constructed and confronted as political and economic problems. Her first book, Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States, explores how families, communities, and governments confront problems of loss as the climate changes. Her current projects investigate expertise and contestation surrounding climate change adaptation infrastructure; assess the relationship between decarbonization and regional inequality in the United Kingdom; and further develop the social theory of climate change.