Melissa Zoe Fryer
Fields of Study: Political Theory, Environmental Politics and Policy, and Comparative Politics
About: Zoe Fryer is an ABD fourth-year Doctoral candidate in political theory with the subfields of Comparative Politics and Environmental Politics. Zoe graduated summa cum laude from Western State Colorado University with a degree in politics and government and environmental studies. Upon completion of her thesis that utilized the lens of Rousseau's Social Contact to evaluate hydraulic fracturing in the United States, Zoe received her Master's degree in Political Science at Colorado State University in the fields of political theory and environmental politics. Zoe's theoretical research interests include democratic, socialist, and postcolonial theory. Her current research draws on these theories to evaluate the political and environmental landscape of hydraulic fracturing in the United States and Canada.