James Hale publishes interdisciplinary work in Journal of Rural Studies

James Hale is the lead author of “A systematic review of cultural capital in U.S. community development research” that has been published in the Journal of Rural Studies. Hale is a Research Scientist II in Sociology and CSU’s Food Systems Institute for Research, Engagement, and Learning. Co-authors include Michael Carolan, Becca Jablonski, and colleagues from Ohio […]

Applications accepted through Sept. 10 for Assistant Professor of Sociology – Criminology & Critical Criminology

Our Sociology Department is seeking applications for a tenure track, nine-month position of Assistant Professor of Sociology – Criminology & Critical Criminology that will begin August 16, 2024. For the full posting announcement, please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/132210 and apply by September 10, 2023. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

James Hale, Michael Carolan, and Adam Snitker receive USDA and CO Department of Agriculture funding

As part of both a USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and Conservation Innovation Grant, James Hale and Michael Carolan received over $700k from the Colorado Department of Agriculture to research the social dimensions of a soil health program called STAR (Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources) over the next four years. Adam Snitker is and will be […]

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 […]

Josh Sbicca’s Prison Agriculture Lab research featured by several media outlets

In January the Prison Agriculture Lab released a storymap, Growing Chains: Prison Agriculture and Racial Capitalism in the United States, to complement its satellite image gallery, and teaching modules. In February, co-founders Joshua Sbicca and Carrie Chennault (Geography) were interviewed for CSU’s podcast, The Audit: CSU’s Prison Agriculture Lab researches the roots, impact of the prison agriculture industry. Since then, Josh and Carrie […]

Colorado Water Center accepts Emily Haberlack’s thesis for funding

Emily Haberlack’s M.A. thesis project “Settler-Colonialism and the Role of Military Government Relationships in Environmental Crises: Extended Case Study of Peterson Air Force Base PFAS Water Contamination” has been accepted for funding by the Colorado Water Center. Emily will begin data collection as she studies how a local community’s relationship with the military may shape […]