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Juliet Carlisle

Juliet Carlisle

Assistant Professor of Political Science


205 Administration Building



Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

Juliet Carlisle is an assistant professor of Political Science. Her research substantively deals with political participation, public opinion, especially regarding energy development, and political socialization.

  • Ph.D. UCSB, 2007

Juliet Carlisle's (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007) research substantively deals with political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy especially energy policy. In particular, Carlisle has dedicated a great deal of her time to research focused on public opinion and has investigated issues surrounding environmental concern including what people know about the environment, from where that knowledge originates and how that knowledge influences their opinions and their behavior with regard to the environment, offshore oil drilling and large-scale solar development. Carlisle’s forthcoming co-authored book manuscript, The Politics of Energy Crises, applies the theory of punctuated equilibrium to energy crises and explores energy policy during energy crises with specific attention on the role of public opinion, business interests and environmental activists. The book will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. In 2012, Carlisle, with a team of researchers, was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a siting tool for large-scale solar energy development. Her primary role was with regard to the construction and administration of the survey instrument and consultation on how best to incorporate the survey results into the tools.


  • Carlisle, Juliet E., Eric R. A. N. Smith, Kristy E. H. Michaud, and Jessica T. Feezell. The Politics of Energy Crises. (In-press, Oxford University Press)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Carlisle, Juliet E., Stephanie L. Kane, David Solan, and Jeffrey C. Joe. 2015. “Public Attitudes Regarding Large-Scale Solar Energy Development in the U.S.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 48: 835-847.
  • Brewer, Justin, Daniel P. Ames, David Solan, Randy Lee, and Juliet E. Carlisle. 2015. “Using GIS Analytics and Social Preference Data to Evaluate Utility-Scale Solar Power Site Suitability.” Renewable Energy 81: 825–36.
  • Carlisle, Juliet E., Stephanie L. Kane, David Solan, and Jeffrey C. Joe. 2014. “Support for Solar Energy: Examining Sense of Place and Utility-Scale Development in California.” Energy Research & Social Science 3: 124–30.
  • Carlisle, Juliet E., and Robert C. Patton. 2013. “Is Social Media Changing How We Understand Political Engagement? An Analysis of Facebook and the 2008 Presidential Election.” Political Research Quarterly 66(4): 883–95.
  • Carlisle, Juliet E., Jessica T. Feezell, Kristy E. H. Michaud, Eric R. A. N. Smith, and Leanna Smith. 2010. “The Public’s Trust in Scientific Claims Regarding Offshore Oil Drilling.” Public Understanding of Science 19(5): 514–27.

Political Science

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Political Science Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

Phone: 208-885-6328

Fax: 208-885-5102


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