Past IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows
Advisor(s): Paul Stock
Participation Year: 2018-19
Matt Comi is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Kansas. His research uses qualitative methods to study social and environmental problems in rural and (sub)urban places. With funding from the National Science Foundation (Award #1946941), he is conducting dissertation research with hop farmers operating in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and across the Midwest. This project studies the practices of these unique farmers as a case example to better understand the generalizable relationships between agricultural innovation, technological change, and environmental outcomes.