David Konisky is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. David's research has been published in various journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Climatic Change, Global Environmental Change, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Politics, Nature Energy, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He has authored or edited four books on environmental politics and policy, including Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2015) and Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2014, with Steve Ansolabehere). Konisky’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. David is currently working on projects examining enforcement of federal environmental laws, environmental justice, and public attitudes toward energy and the environment.
Prior to coming to Indiana University, David was on the faculty of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.