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Culture, Society & Justice

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Culture, Society & Justice Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: csj@uidaho.edu

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Dilshani Sarathchandra

Associate Professor

Office

Phinney Hall 114

Phone

208-885-6664

Mailing Address

Department of Culture, Society & Justice
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

Dilshani Sarathchandra is an associate professor of sociology.

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2013
  • M.A., Sociology, Michigan State University, 2010
  • B.Sc., Plant Biotechnology, University of Colombo, 2005

Dilshani Sarathchandra works primarily in sociology of science, knowledge and technology. Her research focuses on decision-making processes in science, predictors of public attitudes toward science and technology, and social dimensions of health.

  • Science and Technology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Risk Communication
  • Research Methods

  • Ridenhour, B., D. Sarathchandra, E. Seamon, H. Brown, F. Leung, M. Johnson-Leon, M. Magheib, C. R. Miller, and J. Johnson-Leung. 2022. Effects of trust, risk perception, and health behavior on COVID-19 disease burden: Evidence from a multi-state U.S. survey. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268302
  • Sarathchandra, D., K. Haltinner, M. Grindal. 2021. Climate skeptics’ identity construction and (dis)trust in science in the United States. Environmental Sociology. doi:10.1080/23251042.2021.1970436
  • Haltinner, K. and D. Sarathchandra. 2021. Considering attitudinal uncertainty in the climate change skepticism continuum. Global Environmental Change. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102243
  • Sarathchandra, D. and K. Haltinner. 2021. A survey instrument to measure skeptics’ (dis)trust in climate science. Climate 2021 9(2), 18. doi:10.3390/cli9020018
  • Haltinner, K. and D. Sarathchandra. 2021. The nature and nuance of climate change skepticism in the United States. Rural Sociology. doi:10.1111/ruso.12371
  • Sarathchandra, D. and K. Haltinner. 2020. How believing climate change is a “hoax” shapes climate skepticism in the United States. Environmental Sociology. doi:10.1080/23251042.2020.1855884
  • Sarathchandra, D. and K. Haltinner. 2019. Trust/distrust judgments and perceptions of climate science: A research note on skeptics’ rationalizations. Public Understanding of Science. doi:10.1177/0963662519886089
  • Sarathchandra, D., M.C. Navin, M.A. Largent, A.M. McCright. 2018. A survey instrument for measuring vaccine acceptance. Preventive Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.01.006
  • Sarathchandra, D. 2018. Risky science? Perception & negotiation of risk in university bioscience. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. doi:10.1177/0270467617751826

Culture, Society & Justice

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Culture, Society & Justice Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: csj@uidaho.edu

Web: Culture, Society and Justice Department

Map