Summer 2022 Newsletter

The Summer 2022 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Norah MacKendrick; A welcome for new section council members (see below); The Environmental Sociology Section schedule for August’s ASA Conference; An announcement about an upcoming conference, Navigating Uncertain Futures: Social Engagement and Transformative Change in Global Socio-Ecological Systems; ASA Environmental Sociology Section Award Winners; An excellent feature essay by Lourdes Vera entitled “How Mentorship Can Challenge Legacies of Oppression in Academia”; and many important recent publications (both books and articles). New Section Council Members: Chair-Elect: Debra Davidson, University of AlbertaLegacy Chair: Scott Frickel, Brown UniversityCouncil Member-at-Large: Michael Warren Murphy, University of PittsburghNominations Committee Chair: Cameron T. Whitley, Western Washington UniversityPublications Committee Chair: Michael Haedicke, University of MainePolicy and Research Committee Chair: Nikhil Deb, Murray State UniversityDigital Communications Co-Chair (Webmaster): Michael Lengefeld, Widener UniversityDigital Communications Co-Chair (Social …

2022 Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our section awards for 2022. We will be celebrating these achievements at the ASA meeting in August. Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award Amalia Leguizamón (Tulane University) for Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina (2020, Duke University Press)  Honorable Mention: Colin Jerolmack (New York University) for Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town (2021, Princeton University Press). Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award David Pellow (University of California, Santa Barbara)   Mentorship and Teaching Award  Kristen Shorette (State University of New York at Stony Brook)  Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award (co-winners) Kristen Vinyeta (University of Oregon) for “Under the guise of science: how the US Forest Service deployed settler colonial and racist logics to advance an unsubstantiated fire suppression agenda” and Daniel Driscoll (University of California, San Diego) for “Populism …

April 25th Virtual Event

Our section recently hosted an online event entitled, “Teaching Environmental Sociology in a Time of Radical Flux.” We had such an amazing panel! Much appreciation goes out to Dr. Jennifer Carrera (Michigan State University), Dr. Marla Pérez-Lugo (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Dr. Mehmet Soyer (Utah State University). In case you missed the event (or if you just want to watch it again!), we have a link to the recording of the first part of it: https://youtu.be/No-thPlJnks (we had breakout sessions in the second part, which we didn’t record). What a great event!

Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Spring 2022 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Norah MacKendrick; An announcement about an event entitled “Teaching Environmental Sociology in a Time of Radical Flux” (recording link); Call for extended abstracts for a day-long conference celebrating the life and legacies of Immanuel Wallerstein (PEWS section); An announcement about a CONVERGE Public Health Implications of Hazards and Disaster Research Training Module and Demonstration Webinar (link); An incredible feature essay by Danielle Melvin Koonce entitled “Hog Farming and the Fight for Environmental Justice in Rural, Black Communities”; and many excellent recent publications (both books and articles).

Winter 2022 Newsletter

The Winter 2022 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: A message from the section chair, Norah MacKendrick; Call for Papers (& extended abstracts) for the 2022 American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting; Calls for resources related to diversifying the canon, teaching about the climate crisis, syllabi, etc.; Access to the Zoom recording of Dr. Andrew Curley’s lecture from the inaugural Theory and Community-Building Café; Access to the PFAS Sites and Community Resources Map; a Feature Essay by Dr. Corrie Grosse (recent co-recipient of the section’s Practice and Outreach Award); and many excellent recent publications (both books and articles).