Committee on Racial Exclusion and Equity Mission Statement

The Committee on Racial Exclusion and Equity will assess and challenge ASA’s Section on Environmental Sociology’s racist and exclusionary practices that promote white supremacy and maintain white spaces within the section. The committee will critically address white ignorance and white innocence that exist within and outside of the section. The members of the committee will be guided by an intersectional framework, critical race theory, and Du Boisian emancipatory sociology that center the voices of people who have been marginalized through systemic and historical processes by being open to their experiences, concerns, critiques, and suggestions. We will also work toward tangibly (re)distributing resources within the section so that membership and scholarly work are more accessible to people coming from historically and currently marginalized backgrounds. The committee will challenge the section’s members to critically reflect and take action on both an individual level and as a community on the challenges for racial …

Summer 2021 Newsletter

The Summer 2021 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Rachel Shwom; 2021 ASA Annual Meeting Environmental Sociology schedules; 2021 Environmental Sociology Mentorship Program; announcements of award winners; a revised/updated climate change module for Introduction to Sociology classes; two feature essays, one by Dr. Ashley Colby entitled “Loconomy: Making the environmental case for local economies” and one by Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay entitled “Tenure is not always secure! Cautionary lessons”; and an incredible list of publications (books, articles, and book chapters).

Spring 2021 Newsletter

The Spring 2021 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Rachel Shwom; a feature essay by Professor Sandy Marquart-Pyatt entitled “Reflections on Teaching and Mentoring: Using Blank Sheets of Paper”; an announcement about Dr. Lori Peek as the winner of the Environmental Sociology Section’s Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award; access to two CONVERGE Training Modules (6th – Understanding and Ending Gender-Based Violence in Fieldwork and 7th – Broader Ethical Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Researchers); and many excellent recent publications.

Winter 2021 Section Newsletter

The Winter 2021 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Rachel Shwom; Call for Paper guidelines for the 2021 American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting (including the topics of our section sessions); Call for Award Nominations for the Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award and the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award (more information on these and other awards on Section Awards; and many excellent recent publications (both books and articles).