John Foran


Office Location

SSMS 3417


Climate Crisis, Global Climate Justice Movement, and Sustainable Development, and “Building Better Futures” 


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


John Foran is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also involved with the programs in Latin American and Iberian Studies, Global and International Studies, Environmental Studies, and the Bren School. He was visiting professor of sociology and Latin American Studies at Smith College from 2000 to 2002, and Visiting Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith's College, University of London, from 2009 to 2010.

His current areas of intense focus and interest include the climate crisis, 21st-century movements for radical social change, and sustainable development or “building better futures.”