Dr. Douglas Murray releases We Can Change the World: Tales from a Generation’s Quest for Peace and Justice

In Spring 2024, Dr. Douglas L. Murray, Emeritus Professor, released his latest book, We Can Change the World: Tales from a Generation’s Quest for Peace and Justice. A hemispheric sojourn from Santiago, Chile to Ottawa, Canada, We Can Change the World captures the passions and motivations of largely unknown actors through the civil rights, anti-Vietnam […]

Shawna Bendeck and Pat Hastings publish social capital research in Sociological Spectrum

Ph.D. student Shawna Bendeck and Dr. Pat Hastings published “Linking Individual and Collective Social Capital: Operationalization, Association, and Sociodemographic Heterogeneity” in Sociological Spectrum. ABSTRACT: Despite the ubiquity of “social capital” in sociological research, this measure has broadly been conceptualized as both an individual and collective level measure. We explore the link between these two levels within the United States using […]

Carrie Chennault and Joshua Sbicca’s prison agriculture research published by Agriculture and Human Values

Carrie Chennault (Anthropology and Geography) and Joshua Sbicca (Sociology) have published “Prison agriculture in the United States: racial capitalism and the disciplinary matrix of exploitation and rehabilitation” in Agriculture and Human Values. This is the first article to report on research undertaken in The Prison Agriculture Lab. The Lab has also created a satellite image […]

Michael Carolan wins international Business Impact Award for A Decent Meal

Michael Carolan received the Frankfurt Book Fair’s getAbstract 2022 International Book Award for Business Impact. Carolan was flown to Germany in October and honored during a formal ceremony. Carolan’s newest book, A Decent Meal: Building Empathy in a Divided America, was selected from 10,000 non-fiction titles. The jury chose it “for its timely relevance that […]

Stephanie Malin releases latest book Building Something Better: Environmental Crises and the Promise of Community Change

Stephanie Malin and co-author Meghan Kallman published Building Something Better: Environmental Crises and the Promise of Community Change through Rutgers University Press. In April, CSU’s Center for Environmental Justice hosted a launch event with special guests Tatewin Means and Cody Two Bears to preview a couple of the case studies presented in the book and share how their communities are building […]

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin publishes Chris Moloney and Prabha Unnithan’s cybercrime research

Dr. Chris Moloney has published his dissertation research in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. His article “Assessing Law Enforcement’s Cybercrime Capacity and Capability” is co-authored by Prabha Unnithan and Dr. Weiqi Zhang (Suffolk University in Boston). Chris successfully defended his dissertation in Fall 2021. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (LEB) is read by midlevel to executive managers […]

Jessie Luna and Becca Chalit Hernandez publish Burkina Faso research in Geoforum

Dr. Jessie Luna, Ph.D. student Becca Chalit Hernandez, and Abdoulaye Sawadogo (Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo/Ouagadougou) published “The paradoxes of purity in organic agriculture in Burkina Faso” in Geoforum this December. ABSTRACT For decades, critical agri-food scholarship has sought to evaluate the outcomes of alternative agri-food systems such as organic. Two key critiques have emerged: the first focuses on […]

Stanford University Press releases Michael Carolan’s latest book A Decent Meal

Dr. Michael Carolan’s latest book, A Decent Meal: Building Empathy in a Divided America was published by Stanford Stanford University Press in October. From the publisher: A poignant look at empathetic encounters between staunch ideological rivals, all centered around our common need for food. While America’s new reality appears to be a deeply divided body […]

Environment and Society publishes Jessie Luna’s research on agrochemicals in Africa

Dr. Jessie Luna and Serena Stein (Wageningen University) published “Toxic Sensorium: Agrochemicals in the African Anthropocene” in Environment and Society on September 1, 2021. ABSTRACT Pesticides and toxicity are constitutive features of modernization in Africa, despite ongoing portrayals of the continent as “too poor to pollute.” This article examines social science scholarship on agricultural pesticide expansion […]

RSS honors Michael Carolan with “Rural Sociology Best Paper Award”

Dr. Michael Carolan received the 2020 Rural Sociology Best Paper Award for his paper “The Rural Problem: Justice in the Countryside.” His paper and $1,000 award were mentioned at the Rural Sociological Society’s (RSS) Virtual Awards Ceremony on August 1, 2021. His paper was published by Rural Sociology on May 19, 2019. His research was […]