Laura Raynolds’ research on women in Ecuador’s flower sector featured by Fairtrade International

Laura Raynolds‘ paper “Gender equity, labor rights, and women’s empowerment: lessons from Fairtrade certification in Ecuador flower plantations” was published by Agriculture and Human Values on October 7, 2020. The non-governmental organization Fairtrade International has summarized her findings and featured her in the article below. Written and originally published by Fairtrade International FAIRTRADE ENHANCES WOMEN’S […]

Michael Carolan keynote speaker for RIHN 15th International Symposium

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) held its 15th International Symposium virtually January 13–16, 2021. This year’s theme was “Transitioning Cultures of Everyday Food Consumption and Production: Stories from a Post-growth Future.” Michael Carolan opened the final day as the keynote speaker. His talk was titled “Food Journeys: Encounters that Engender Empathy across Difference.” The […]

British Society of Criminology invites Prabha Unnithan to write commentary on transition of U.S. administrations

Commentary by Prabha Unnithan. Originally published in British Society of Criminology’s Winter 2020 Newsletter Between the End and the Beginning: Three Questions for American Criminal Justice After Trump and Before Biden Those familiar with the relatively quick pace from start to finish of polls in parliamentary democracies are often bewildered by the length and complicated […]

IWBI advisor Jeni Cross & team release Global Research Agenda linking buildings & spaces with health & humans

In July 2018, Jeni Cross was selected as an advisor for International WELL Building Institute. In January 2021, IWBI released her group’s innovative report linking buildings and spaces with health and humans. PRESS RELEASE  ·  Jan 26, 2021 International WELL Building Institute Launches Global Research Agenda Call to action to drive timely and innovative global research […]

Sociology scholarships application open through March 1 for undergrads & grad students

Sociology undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships here as part of the CSUSA. Visit the College of Liberal Arts scholarship section for additional details and possibilities.   The Sociology Alumni Scholarship Funded by Department of Sociology alumni and friends, faculty and staff. Criteria: • Be an outstanding sociology undergraduate or […]

Prabha Unnithan discusses co-responder benefits with Steamboat Pilot & Today

Steamboat police partner with Mind Springs Health for 24/7 co-responder program Originally appeared in Steamboat Pilot & Today. Story by Alison Berg. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In an effort to better serve people experiencing mental health issues in Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Springs Police Department and Mind Springs Health have created a 24-hour co-responder program where […]

The Sociological Quarterly publishes Michael Carolan’s research on COVID-19’s impact on gendered household food practices

Michael Carolan published “COVID-19’s Impact on Gendered Household Food Practices: Eating and Feeding as Expressions of Competencies, Moralities, and Mobilities” in The Sociological Quarterly on January 21, 2021. ABSTRACT This article is based on research conducted in Colorado in late-2019 and again post-COVID outbreak, from April through May of 2020. In addition to (virtual) face-to-face […]

Tara Opsal’s community cohesion research featured in CLA magazine

Originally appeared in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts Magazine. Story by Carmen Ruyle Hardy. Economic viability and the health of a community: tackling wicked problems begins at the kitchen table When an oil and gas boom busts, a rural community can be left in such poverty that residents are willing to consider all possibilities for […]

Congratulations Fall 2020 Graduates!

CSU’s virtual Fall Commencement is Friday, December 18. Department of Sociology Chair Pete Taylor congratulates graduates in this message. CSU’s Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval was held the week before Fall Break in lieu of an in-person ceremony and livestreamed. Lauren Wilkerson is pictured here in her cap & gown. Congratulations, Fall 2020 Sociology Graduates! David […]

Inspired by semester-long discussions around equality, poverty and stratification, Jason Downing’s students continue record-breaking donations for the Food Bank of Larimer County

Fifteen years ago Jason Downing’s students began stacking cans of donated food in the corner of their Front Range Community College (FRCC) classroom. He would load the items into his trunk and make a single trip to the Food Bank of Larimer County. Soon he began also teaching sociology at CSU, and cans started closing […]