Ry Brennan

Ry Brennan
Graduate Student


Environmental Sociology, Political Sociology, Energy Democracy, STS


B.A., Williams College


Ry Brennan is a doctoral researcher in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They study the nexus of ecology, technology, and democracy with a focus on hard and soft energy infrastructure decentralization. Their empirical work currently explores three sites of energy transformation in Santa Barbara County, California: community choice aggregation (CCA), distributed energy resources (DERs), and environment-building trades relations.


Introduction to Sociology; Concrete and Wires: A Sociology of Infrastructure