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 […]

CSU Sociology welcomes 4 Ph.D. students, 6 M.A. students, 117 undergraduates

2021 Incoming Ph.D. Students Lauren Fosbenner: local climate change action, community-scale civic engagement, environmental decision making, sustainability transformation Milagro Núñez-Solis: community economies, rural livelihoods, feminist economy, degrowth and regenerative practices, rural agency, agri-food studies, subjectivities, specialty coffee Adam Snitker: environmental and natural resource Sociology, food & agriculture, rural sociology, water governance, climate, food-water-energy nexus Micaela Truslove: environmental […]

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 […]

Elena Windsong publishes research on racial space in Sociological Focus

Elena Ariel Windsong published “White and Latino Differences in Neighborhood Emotional Connections and the Racialization of Space” in Sociological Focus on June 23, 2021. ABSTRACT Topics of space and neighborhoods are important areas for the study of race and racial inequality. Based on a qualitative study of one middle-class neighborhood with a mix of whites […]

Azmal Hossan & SESYNC Graduate Pursuit cohort write blogpost

Originally published by National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) One Year Later: Climate gentrification Graduate Pursuit reflects on professional and personal growth Below, members of the Graduate Pursuit Pushed to the Edge: A Socio-Environmental Analysis of Climate Gentrification along the East Coast of the United States share what they’ve learned during their first year of working together on […]

KuoRay Mao promotes to tenured Associate Professor

President McConnell has approved the granting of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Sociology of Dr. KuoRay Mao, effective July 1, 2021. Congratulations, KuoRay!  Please read KuoRay’s profile here and kindly type his name into the search tool located at the top right corner of this page to find his recent scholarship, outreach, and […]

Jason Downing and SOC students win service-learning awards

Each year, CSU celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff with Celebrate! Colorado State awards. This year, Jason Downing, Sociology students and the Food Bank for Larimer County were recognized as the 2021 Celebrate! Colorado State Service-Learning Award winners. Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning […]