Hi! My name is Ellie Andrews and I am a social scientist and freelance editor. I earned my PhD at Cornell University in Development Sociology (2020) and my master's in Geography at Penn State (2012).
Editing services: I specialize in editing scholarly writing, particularly in the social sciences, for both native and non-native English speakers. I regularly edit articles for an online publication of the AAAS and serve as a writing coach at Defend & Publish. For more information, head over to the "Editing services" tab.
Scholarship and teaching: My research and teaching are focused on the sociology of sustainability, specifically the interplay between how individual choices affect the environment and how broader cultural, social, and economic structures shape those choices.
I have published articles on how beekeepers' management choices are constrained by broader environmental changes (here) and on historical conflicts around responsibility for disease control in beekeeping (here). I have also written about some of the politics around natural gas development (here and here).
I teach on a variety of environmental topics and on inequality, often with a focus on student writing:
- The Sociology of Sustainability
- Writing in the Anthropocene / New Narratives of Nature
- Global Climate Change
- "Acute on Chronic": Inequality and Injustice in the Era of COVID-19
- The “Third World Within”: Poverty and Paradox in the US
- Introduction to Sociology
My CV has more information about my research, teaching, and other professional activities, including speaking and writing for public audiences.
Last updated November 2021