Malcolm Araos is a PhD student in Sociology at New York University researching the sociology of climate change. He focuses on how local governments ‘climate-proof’ cities to protect infrastructure and reduce the vulnerability of their citizens. He is interested in the new forms of expertise and public participation that cities use in these processes. He is also interested in the sociology of culture and climate change: How and under what conditions does climate change orient people’s action in everyday life?
His research appears in Environmental Science & Policy, Global Environmental Change, and Nature Climate Change, among other journals. He is also a Contributing Author to the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees, and has articles in The Atlantic’s CityLab, the National Post, and MacLean’s.