Chelsea Schelly

Chelsea Schelly


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  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Graduate Director, IA/H and EEP
  • PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013

Research Interests

  • Alternative technology adoption
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Renewable and alternative technology policy
  • Sustainable communities
  • Energy conservation and consumption practices
  • Self-provisioning
  • Environmental education

Recent Publications

  • Schelly, C. 2017. Dwelling in Resistance: Living with Alternative Technologies in America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Read More
  • Prehoda, E., Schelly, C., and Pearce, JM. (2017). U.S. Strategic Solar Photovoltaic-Powered Microgrid Deployment for Enhanced National Security. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 78: 167-175 Read More
  • Banerjee, Aparajita, Chelsea L. Schelly, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen. (2017). Understanding public perceptions of wood-based electricity production in Wisconsin, United States: place-based dynamics and Social Representations. Environmental Sociology. Online first, available online Read More
  • Schelly, C. and Banerjee, A. (2016). Soft Energy Paths Revisited: Politics and Practice in Energy Technology Transitions. Challenges 7, 16 Read More
  • Kreuze, A. Schelly, C, and Norman, E.S. (2016). To Frack or not to Frack: Perceptions of the Risks and Opportunities of High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States. Energy Research and Social Sciences 20: 45-54. Read More
  • Schelly, C. (2016) Understanding Energy Practices. Society & Natural Resources 29(6): 744-749 Read More
  • Schelly, C. 2016. Crafting Collectivity: American Rainbow Gatherings and Alternative Forms of Community. Routledge. Originally printed in 2014 by Paradigm Publishers, Boulder CO. Read More