Thomas Loder

Thomas Loder

Visiting Assistant Professor

  (979) 845-7141

  CSA 208A


Dr. Loder is a human-environment geographer whose primary research focus is on cultural and economic changes in energy-producing environments in the rural United States. his current project examines the socioeconomic impacts of the growth of hydraulic fracturing on the lives of long-term residents in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale.

Selected Publications

Loder, T. (2016). Spaces of consent and the making of fracking subjects in North Dakota: A view from two corporate community forums. The Extractive Industries and Society, 3(3), 736-742.

Loder, T. (2016). Reflections on activist v. industry education conferences in North Dakota's Bakken Shale. Practicing Anthropology, 38(3), 34-36

Jenkins, J., Boone, K., Bosworth, K., Lehman, J., & Loder, T. (2015). Boom and bust methodology: Opportunities and challenges with conducting research at sites of resource extraction. The Extractive Industries and Society2(4), 680-682.

Rizzoli, P., Weizenbaum, E., Loder, T., Friedman, D., & Loder, E. (2014). The evolution and geographic distribution of headache medicine fellowship programs and graduates: An observational study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain54(10), 1591-1600.

Loder, T. (2012). “Obsolete archaism, utopian dreams and manure”: Biogas and dairy livelihoods in Vermont. The Northeastern Geographer, 4(2), 39-49.


BA, Sarah Lawrence College, 2009

MA, University of Kentucky, 2012

PhD, Texas A&M University, 2018

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