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Research interests

Nicki Lisa Cole, PhD is a broadly trained American sociologist with expertise in global political economy, global supply chains, the ethics of production and consumption, and consumer culture. Her current research focuses on the barriers and pathways to social, economic and environmental sustainability in the global electronics sector.

Past projects have focused on the social and environmental costs of electronics production and the branding, marketing and consumer culture surrounding Apple products. Nicki also has experience and expertise in food and agriculture, with past projects focused on the global trades in coffee and sugar.

Education/Academic qualification

University of California, Santa Barbara

1 Jan 200710 Sep 2011

Unknown, University of California, Santa Barbara

1 Oct 20041 Dec 2006

Pomona College

1 Sep 199816 May 2002

External positions

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society

1 Oct 2019 → …

Research Associate, University of York

1 Aug 201731 May 2018

Research Support Officer, University of York

1 Apr 201731 Mar 2019

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society

1 Oct 201431 May 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, Pomona College

1 Jan 201231 May 2014

Keywords

  • 504001 General sociology
  • 504029 Environmental sociology
  • 504023 Political sociology
  • 504030 Economic sociology
  • 509025 Technology studies
  • HM Sociology
  • HD Industries. Land use. Labor
  • T Technology (General)

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Research Output

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Website / Web publication

Beyond greenwashing: the real environmental cost of Apple products

Cole, N. L., 1 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society: Yearbook 2017. Getzinger, G. (ed.). Graz, Austria

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Making magic: how Apple's 170 billion dollar brand capitalizes on the existential contradiction of our age

Cole, N. L., 1 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society: Yearbook 2016. Getzinger, G. (ed.). Graz, Austria

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

  • Child labour, poverty and terrible working conditions lie behind the sugar you eat

    Cole, N. L., West, C., Croft, S. & Green, J., 28 Apr 2018

    Research output: Non-print formWebsite / Web publicationResearch

  • To right the wrongs in gold mining, focus on good governance

    Cole, N. L., 14 Jun 2018, Stockholm, Sweden : Stockholm Environment Institute.

    Research output: Other contributionResearch

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 3 Talk at workshop, seminar or course
    • 2 Membership of research network or expert group
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Invited talk at conference or symposium

    Barriers and Pathways to Sustainability in the Electronics Sector

    Nicki Lisa Cole (Speaker)
    30 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to science

    Social indicators for agrifood supply chains

    Nicki Lisa Cole (Speaker)
    28 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science

    Mapping the Environmental and Social Risks, Challenges and Opportunities in Gold Mining

    Nicki Lisa Cole (Speaker)
    31 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScience to science

    The Restart Project and the promise of the repair movement

    Nicki Lisa Cole (Speaker)
    14 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScience to science

    Confronting Consumerism in the Interest of Sustainable Consumption: Problems and Solutions

    Nicki Lisa Cole (Speaker)
    25 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science