Dr. Mehmet Soyer

Nonresident Research Fellow

Dr. Mehmet Soyer is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Utah State University. He received his M.S. in Sociology from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in the same field from Texas Woman’s University.

Dr. Soyer is an environmental sociologist with an interest in social inequality. His research agenda consists of examining the critical link between community response and the impacts of energy development through collective behavior, activism, and environmental inequality. He is also interested in pedagogical research to work on how to enhance safe and brave spaces for exploring perceptions of marginalized groups.

Dr. Soyer’s work has been published in journals including The Extractive Industries and Society, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, The Qualitative Report, and Communication Teacher, among others. He has co-authored a book titled Sociological Studies of Environmental Conflict by Rowman & Littlefield Publisher.

Latest by Dr. Mehmet Soyer


Access or Protection? Contested Lands in the American West February 19, 2021