Hilary Boudet

Assistant Professor
Sociology Program
School of Public Policy
400C Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3703
Phone: (541) 737-2641



  • SOC 471/571 - Social Movements
  • SOC 499/599 - Energy and Society
  • SOC 519 - Applied Research Methods
  • PPOL 628 - Advanced Qualitative Methods

Research Interests

  • Environmental and natural resource sociology
  • Social movements, contentious politics
  • Public participation in energy and environmental decision-making

Current Projects

  • Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE)
  • Community response to energy development
  • Public perceptions of extreme weather and climate change

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Vita


  • Ph.D. - Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University 2010
  • B.A. - Environmental Engineering and Political Science, Rice University 2004

Selected Publications

McAdam, D. and H. S. Boudet (2012). Putting social movements in their place: Explaining opposition to energy projects in the United States, 2000-2005. Cambridge University Press.

Boudet, H. S., J. Flora, N. M. Ardoin, K. C. Armel, and T. N. Robinson (2014). Energy behaviors of northern California Girl Scouts and their families. Energy Policy 73: 439-449.

Boudet, H. S., C. Clarke, D. Bugden, E. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf and A. Leiserowitz (2014). “Fracking” controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing. Energy Policy 65: 57-67.

Howe, P. D., H. S. Boudet, E. Maibach and A. Leiserowitz (2014). Mapping the shadow of experience of extreme weather events. Climatic Change 127(2): 381-389.

Wright, R. L. and H. S. Boudet (2013). To act or not to act: Context, capability, and community response to environmental risk. American Journal of Sociology 118(3): 728-77.

Boudet, H. S. (2011). From NIMBY to NIABY: Regional mobilization against liquefied natural gas siting in the US. Environmental Politics 20(6): 786-806.

Boudet, H. S., D. Jayasundera and J. Davis (2011). Drivers of conflict in global infrastructure projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 137(7): 498-511.

Boudet, H. S. and L. Ortolano (2010). A tale of two sitings: Contentious politics in liquefied  natural gas facility siting in California. Journal of Planning Education and Research 30(1): 5-21.


Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation, Sociology ($325,000), 2014-2016
  • Oregon Sea Grant ($10,000), 2014-2015
  • Chester Rapkin Award for best article published in Volume 30 of the Journal of  Planning Education and Research for “A Tale of Two Sitings: Contentious Politics in Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Siting” with Leonard Ortolano
  • National Science Foundation; Science, Technology & Society/Sociology ($199,235), 2008-2010
  • Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Graduate Fellow, 2007-2008
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Stanford University Graduate Fellow, 2004-2007