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Associate Professor

Contact

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Positions

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

    Tippie College of Business

Education

  • PhD in Political Sociology and Social Movements, Cornell University, 2005
  • MA in Society and Politics, Central European University, 1998
  • BA in Sociology, University of Bucharest, 1997

Areas of Interest

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economic Sociology
  • Non-Market Strategy
  • Organizations
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Movements

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management, 2013
  • American Sociological Association, 2000

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award from Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, 2016 - 2017
  • Best Paper Award from the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, 2016 - 2017
  • “Automated Text Analysis for Social Sciences” Student Technology Fee Award, University of Iowa, 2014
  • “Here Comes the Sun: The Adoption of Photo Voltaic Technology in the United States, 1996-2013”, CLAS Old Gold Fellowship, 2014 - 2014
  • “Inventing the Renewable Century: How Governments, Universities, Non-profits and Corporations Shape the Global Development of the Clean Energy Sector”, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), 2013 - 2016
  • “Mapping the Global Development of the Clean Energy Sector”, EDP-Horizon Energy Policy and Innovation Grant, 2012 - 2013
  • “Shades of Green: Corporate Culture, Activism and the Adoption of Environmental Practices by U.S. Firms”, The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), 2010 - 2011

Selected Publications

  • (Eds.) (2019). "How Technological Stigma Affects the Adoption and Growth of Green Power Programs".
  • Nassauer, A. & Vasi, I. B. (2018). From Sticks to Carrots (and Mobs): Institutional Receptivity and the Transnational Diffusion of a New Social Movement Performance. Acta Sociologica.
  • Vasi, I. B., Dutta, S. & Rao, H. (2018). Plug Power. Social Movements and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in California, 1995-2012. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
  • Vasi, I. B. (In Press). Social Movements and Energy. In Energy and Society.
  • Suh, C. S., Vasi, I. B. & Chang, P. Y. (2017). Social Media and the Paradox of Repression: The Case of the Occupy Moment.
  • Vasi, I. B. (In Press). This (Gas) Land is Your (Truth) Land? Documentary Films and Cultural Fracturing in Marcellus, Barnett, and Woodford Shale Communities. In Fractured Communities. Rutgers University Press.
  • (Eds.) (In Press). This (Gas) Land is Your (Truth) Land? Documentary Films and Cultural Fracturing in Marcellus, Barnett, and Woodford Shale Communities.
  • Vasi, I. B., Dutta, S. & Rao, H. (In Press). Plug Power: Activism and the Spread of Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Stations in the United States, 1995-2011. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
  • Vasi, I. B. & Suh, C. (2016). Social Media, Online Public Attention, and the Spread of the 'Occupy' Movement in the United States. Mobilization.
  • Grant, D. & Vasi, I. B. (In Press). Civil Society in an Age of Environmental Accountability: The Effects of Local NGOs on U.S. Power Plants' CO2 Emissions. Sociological Forum.

Selected Grants & Contracts

  • Automated Text Analysis for Social Sciences. Sponsored by Student Technology Fee Award. Funded. January 1, 2014.
  • Here Comes the Sun: The Adoption of Photo Voltaic Technology in the United States, 1996-2013. Sponsored by CLAS Old Gold Fellowship. Funded. January 1, 2014.
  • Grant Inventing the Renewable Century: How Governments, Universities, Non-profits and Corporations Shape the Global Development of the Clean Energy Sector. Sponsored by Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research Seed Grant Proposal. Funded. January 1, 2014.
  • Grant Mapping the Global Development of the Clean Energy Sector. Sponsored by EDP - Horizon Energy Policy and Innovation Grant. Funded. January 1, 2012.