Ph.D. student Kellie Alexander presents research for hazing prevention

Ph.D. student Kellie Alexander presented her research at CSU’s “Research & Assessment Dialogues – Using multi-level assessment to gain understanding, educate, and transform: End Hazing @ CSU” event held in November on campus. The meeting was hosted by Dave McKelfresh in CSU Student Affairs. Kellie presented three research initiatives she has taken part in to assess […]

Matt Greife’s environmental crime research published by Crime, Law and Social Change

Crime, Law and Social Change published Matt Greife and Michael Maume’s paper “Do companies pay the price for environmental crimes? Consequences of criminal penalties on corporate offenders” ABSTRACT This paper is concerned with the negative collateral consequences monetary sanctions may have on companies that are prosecuted for violating federal environmental laws such as the Clean […]

Jeni Cross publishes chapter on regenerative development in Routledge’s latest book on climate change research

Jeni Cross and Josette Plaut bring together designers, practitioners & social scientists in their chapter of Routledge’s latest book on climate change research. Their chapter is titled “Integrating Social Science and Positive Psychology into Regenerative Development and Design Processes.” Find out more about the book here.

Jessie Luna speaks at CLA’s Great Conversations Season Kickoff Event “Does Technology Cause or Heal Partisan Divides”

Story by Serena Bettis. Originally published by The Collegian.  Great Conversations explores technology, partisan divides Great Conversations kicked off its 24th season with a community conversation in the Lory Student Center Theatre Sept. 26, focusing on the question “Does technology create or heal partisan divides?” Panelists Evan Elkins, assistant professor of communication studies, Michael Humphrey, assistant […]

Lynn Hempel and Keith Smith published by Society & Natural Resources

Society & Natural Resources published Lynn Hempel and Ph.D. student Keith Smith’s paper “Evangelical Protestantism, Politics, and the Environment: When and How Do Biblical Beliefs Matter?” ABSTRACT Literature on environment-related outcomes highlights the role of political and religious factors—in particular, political orientation, party affiliation and biblical beliefs. Less is known about how these factors independently and interactively […]

Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy invited to present findings at Colorado Water Congress 2019

Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy was invited by the Colorado Water Conservation Board to be on a panel at the Colorado Water Congress 2019 Summer Conference in Steamboat Springs in August. The panel was called “The Colorado River: What’s Next? DCP’s, Demand Management, 2020 River Operations”. MacIlroy’s work looks at social and cultural perceptions of Demand […]

The Conversation publishes Pat Hastings’ work on inequality

Story by Pat Hastings and Daniel Schneider (Berkeley). Originally published on The Conversation.  A quarter of US parents are unmarried – and that changes how much they invest in their kids Family structure in America is sharply divided by class and race. While 84% of children whose mothers have a bachelor’s degree or higher-level education live with married […]

Josh Sbicca speaks at Colorado Food Insecurity event

Josh Sbicca was a panelist for Colorado Food Insecurity event held September 13 on campus. Participants were invited to learn how they can contribute to Colorado State University’s ongoing efforts to address food insecurity among students. Panelists from CSU and Larimer County Food Bank discussed examples of successful food insecurity reduction programs. • Dr. Jennifer […]

161 undergrads and 10 new M.A. and Ph.D. students join Sociology

This fall we are proud to welcome 161 Sociology majors including first-year, transfer and adult students and student veterans. We are excited to also welcome ten new graduate students to the department. 2019 INCOMING M.A. STUDENTS Emma Casey: crime, deviance, law, social psychology, symbolic interactionism, global political economy, ethnography, and social inequality Taylor Ellis: the criminal justice system, […]

Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan selected for NSF’s SESYNC workshop

Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan was accepted for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 7th Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis held in Annapolis in August. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) selects 30 Ph.D. students from around the world and across scholarly disciplines. Attendees participated in highly interactive activities and facilitated discussions as individuals, and were […]