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).

Fall 2021 Newsletter

The Fall 2021 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: The first message from the new section chair, Norah MacKendrick which reflects on the summer ASA meeting and outlines some upcoming session activities; an announcement from the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado – Boulder about a Collecting and Sharing Perishable Data Training Module; an announcement about the launch of a weekly podcast called Coping with Catastrophe Podcast from Education in a Warming World research consortium; and an incredible list of publications (books, articles, and book chapters).

Mission Statement for the Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ)

The Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ) 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 …