Ian Gray

Ian Gray is a postdoctoral scholar at the French Institute for Research and Innovation in Society, based in Paris. His research draws on a mix of economic sociology, political sociology, and science and technology studies, and focuses on how concerns about global environmental change are understood and managed as economic concerns. This work includes empirical studies of efforts to price climate risk within American insurance markets, the role state bureaucrats play in managing competing logics of efficiency in water-stressed river systems in France, and the constraints current models of public finance face in promoting equitable forms of climate adaptation. Gray received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a visiting doctoral fellow in the Anthropocene Formations group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.