Chie Togami

My research interests span environmental sociology, political sociology, social movements and gender. My dissertation project is a cross-national comparative study of climate change movements in the United States and the UK. Specifically, I examine the ability of social movements to combat climate change by addressing the following questions: 1) How do movement organizations develop effective strategies and tactics? 2) How does national context affect the strategies and outcomes of the climate change movements?

Education & Training

  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • BA, Williams College, 2013

Representative Publications

Togami, Chie and Suzanne Staggenborg. 2019. “New Hope for Climate Activism.” Mobilizing Ideas. Retrieved (

Research Interests

  • Climate change
  • Environmental sociology
  • Social movements
  • Gender
  • Political sociology