Hilary Boudet is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University (OSU). Her research interests include social movements, environmental and energy policy, and public participation in energy and environmental decision making. She has current studies on the following topics: (1) public perceptions of energy development; (2) public perceptions of extreme weather events; and (3) interventions designed to encourage household energy conservation. At OSU, she teaches courses on energy and society, social movements and research methods. Before coming to OSU, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, where she also completed her PhD in Environment and Resources. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering and Political Science from Rice University.