Shelby Carlson, M.S.

Shelby Carlson, M.S.
PhD Graduate Student
210 Kottman Hall
Degree Information: 
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Ohio University

Shelby is a PhD student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, specializing in environmental social sciences. She obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology, as well as a minor in psychology, from Ohio University. Her primary research interests focus on the mechanisms shaping our perceptions of, and interactions with, nonhuman animals - with an emphasis on wildlife specifically. Shelby’s master’s thesis explored the relationship between various forms of inequality and poaching rates of the African elephant and her doctoral dissertation investigates the ways in which social norms and values influence decisions to legally and illegally kill a range of wildlife species.