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 […]

KuoRay Mao receives sabbatical funding from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation

Dr. KuoRay Mao is the recipient of an American Region Scholar Grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the most prominent and prestigious grant-giving foundation among scholars who study social issues in the greater China region. KuoRay’s sabbatical research project, “Environmental Social Control & Regulatory Pluralism: A Green Criminology Approach to the Generation and Transference of […]

Environmental Health News features Azmal Hossan’s essay and podcast

Ph.D student Azmal Hossan’s essay on water injustice in South Asia with a special focus on the India-Bangladesh water relationship was published by Environmental Health News on September 15, 2021. In his piece “Weaponization of water in South Asia,” Azmal focuses on how climate change and regional imbalanced political economic structure made water a double-edged […]

Humanity & Society publishes Emilia Ravetta’s research

Ph.D. student Emilia Ravetta published “Mixed-status Families in Northern Arizona: An Inductive Analysis of Legal Clinic Participation and the Gendered Dynamics of Emotional Care Work” in Humanity & Society on September 16, 2021. Her and her co-author’s research was from Emilia’s master’s thesis that she did at Northern Arizona University. ABSTRACT Fear of deportation and […]

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 […]

Dr. Berry transitions to Emeritus Professor after 50 years of service at CSU

Please join the Department of Sociology in thanking Dr. Ken Berry and wishing him well as he enters a new stage of his long and productive career. Beginning May 15, Emeritus Professor Berry will pursue opportunities beyond CSU. His next statistics book will be released July 28, and he and co-author Dr. Janis Johnston (’06) […]

Environmental Health News features Azmal Hossan’s Agents of Change cohort

Last fall, Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan was accepted to the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship, a joint initiative of George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and Environmental Health News. This spring, his cohort began a nine-month program to receive rigorous training on writing and publishing academic pieces on environmental health […]