Lucy McAllister

Lucy McAllister

Assistant Professor
Position Type
- Present
She / Her / Hers
BA (summa cum laude); MSc; PhD

Learning & Teaching

  • Integrated Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Practicum
Academic Positions
  • 2020-2022, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Energy Markets, Technical University of Munich
  • 2020-2023 Environmental Studies Associate, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2018-2020 Visiting Assistant Professor & Lewis Institute Fellow in Environmental Studies, Babson College
  • 2017-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor & Core Renewal Fellow in Environmental Studies, Boston College


My research broadly focuses on: 1) media representations of climate change; 2) the political & economic drivers of the global electronic waste stream, & 3) corporate framings of responsibility with respect to the electronics commodity chain.



Selected Publications:

  • Boykoff, M., Daly, M., & McAllister, L. (2021). The Beat Goes On? Print Media Coverage of Anthropogenic Climate Change Over the Past Three Decades. Global Environmental Change. 102412.
  • McAllister, L., Daly, M., Chandler, P., McNatt, M., Benham, A., Boykoff, M. (2021). Balance as Bias, Resolute on the Retreat? Updates & Analyses of Newspaper Coverage in the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (2005-2019). Environ. Res. Lett. 16 094008
  • Pearman, O., Boykoff, M., Osborne-Gowey, J., …McAllister, L. … & Andreas Ytterstad. (2021). World Media Coverage of COVID-19 Decreasing Despite Deepening Crisis. The Lancet Planetary Health, 5,1, E6-E7.
  • Hale, B., & McAllister, L. (2019) “From Treasure to Trash: The Lingering Value of Technological Artifacts.” Science and Engineering Ethics, 1-22.
  • Campbell, N., McAllister, L., & Downey, L. (2016). Invisible While in Plain Sight: The World Bank in the New York Times. Sociology of Development, 2, 4, 413-437.
  • McAllister, L., Magee, A., & Hale, B. (2014). Women, E-Waste, and Technological Solutions to Climate Change. Health and Human Rights, 16, 1, 166-178.


Professional Service (includes Denison Service)

Associate Deputy Editor at Climatic Change, ‘an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the description, causes and implications of climatic change’


Honors & Awards
  • Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, Hamburg, Germany 2009-2010


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