Timothy Fraser

Areas of Expertise

  • Cities' Adaptation to Climate Change

  • Social Network Analysis & GIS

  • Renewable & Nuclear Energy Policy

Timothy Fraser (Tim) is a mixed methods researcher and educator studying the drivers of community adaptation to climate change. He works as a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and is a contributor to the Aldrich Resilience Lab.

He has authored/coauthored 19 peer-reviewed studies, 3 chapters, and 10 working papers on disaster resilience and energy policy in the US and Japan. His research highlights the role of social networks in communities' adaptation to climate change. His research has been funded by a 2016 Fulbright Fellowship at Kyushu University, and grants from the Asian Studies Department and NU Lab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University.

Tim teaches research methods, policy, and comparative politics through project-based learning, and has produced 7 studies through his research with undergraduates and masters students. He is also runs tutorials on data science for disaster studies in R.

Recent Research

Carousel imageSchools of Thought in studies of Energy Policy & Social EquityNetwork of Disaster Recovery Committee Membership in Tohoku, JapanSpread of Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Social Equity across JapanEffect of Social Capital and Local Environmental Policy on Renewable Energy