Brannstrom, Christian individual record
Professor and Associate Dean

Dr. Brannstrom's research focuses on social and political aspects of renewable energy and unconventional fossil fuels in Texas. He also studies geographical dimensions of wind-power expansion in Brazil, where he has partnered with geographers at the Universidade Federal do Ceara'. He regularly hosts visiting scholars interested in theoretical and empirical dimensions of environmental governance. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, Texas Sea Grant, the TAMU Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, and Brazilian funding agencies.

selected publications
Academic Articles82
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  • Brannstrom, C., & Gorayeb, A. (2022). Geographical Implications of Brazils Emerging Green Hydrogen Sector. Journal of Latin American Geography.
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  • Brannstrom, C., Leite, N. S., Lavoie, A., & Gorayeb, A. (2022). What explains the community acceptance of wind energy? Exploring benefits, consultation, and livelihoods in coastal Brazil. Energy Research & Social Science. 83, 102344-102344.
  • Iribarnegaray, M. A., Sullivan, A., Rodriguez-Alvarez, M. S., Brannstrom, C., Seghezzo, L., & White, D. D. (2021). Identifying diverging sustainability meanings for water policy: a Q-method study in Phoenix, Arizona. Water Policy. 23(2), 291-309.
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  • Sneegas, G., Beckner, S., Brannstrom, C., Jepson, W., Lee, K., & Seghezzo, L. (2021). Using Q-methodology in environmental sustainability research: A bibliometric analysis and systematic review. Ecological Economics. 180, 106864-106864.
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  • Brannstrom, C., & Fry, M. (2017). The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies. Bouzarovski, S., Pasqualetti, M. J., & Broto, V. C. (Eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies. 17-31. Routledge.
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  • Jepson, W. E., & Brannstrom, C. (2016). Techno-nature and Scaling Water Governance in South Texas. Norman, E. S., Cook, C., & Cohen, A. (Eds.), Negotiating Water Governance Why the Politics of Scale Matter. 155-172. Ashgate Publishing.
  • Brannstrom, C. (2012). Agriculture. Crocitti, J. J., & Vallance, M. M. (Eds.), Brazil Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. 20-24. ABC-CLIO.
  • Brannstrom, C. (2012). Cerrado. Crocitti, J. J., & Vallance, M. M. (Eds.), Brazil Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. 142-145. ABC-CLIO.
  • Brannstrom, C. (2012). Environmental movement. Crocitti, J. J., & Vallance, M. M. (Eds.), Brazil Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. 221-230. ABC-CLIO.
Conference Papers3
  • Tavares, G. U., da Silva, R. B., Xavier, T., Gorayeb, A., & Brannstrom, C. (2021). Participatory Mapping and SWOT in the context of the Water-Food-Energy Nexus for attaining SDGs in Eastern Amazonia. Proceedings of the ICA. 4, 105.
  • Gorayeb, A., Mendes, J., Meireles, A., Brannstrom, C., da Silva, E. V., & de Freitas, A. (2016). Wind-energy Development Causes Social Impacts in Coastal Cear state, Brazil: The Case of the Xavier Community. Journal of Coastal Research. 75(sp1), 383-387.
  • Filippi, A. M., Brannstrom, C., Cairns, D. M., & Kim, D. (2007). Hyperion and CBERS satellite image classification intercomparison for Cerrado and agricultural mapping. SPIE Proceedings, Remote Sensing. 6749, 674913-674913-12-674913-12.
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  • Brannstrom, C. (2019). Review of Brazil and climate change beyond the Amazon. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 0(107), 1-1.
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  • Brannstrom, C. (2015). Postcards from the Ro Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s 1950s. Journal of Historical Geography. 47, 107-108.
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  • Brannstrom, C. (2014). The Scramble for the Amazon and theLost Paradiseof Euclides da Cunha. AAG Review of Books. 2(3), 77-79.
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Texas A&M University; Geography; 3147 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3147