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Beyond Sustainability: Human Well-Being and the Environment

A talk by Thomas Dietz, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science at Michigan State University and Co-Director of the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center.

Winking Back at Eastern State: 'Temporal Drag' and the Hyper-Real
Jaclyn Carroll Article

Ph.D. student Jaclyn Carroll has published the article, "Winking Back at Eastern State: 'Temporal Drag' and the Hyper-Real" in the refereed journal CTheory.

The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention
Abigail Brooks

Ph.D. alumnus Abigail Brooks has just published The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention. Abigail is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Director of Women's Study at Providence College.



SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2016.

Featured Co-Authors

Sociology undergrad alumnus Conner Fitzmaurice and Professor Brian Gareau recently published Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm (Yale University Press, 2016), based on Fitzmaurice’s McCarthy Prize winning undergraduate research. Gareau, his advisor on the thesis, encouraged him to expand the work after graduation.

Prof Brian Gareau and undergrad alumnus Connor Fitzmaurice

The book measures the trajectory of the “locally grown” food movement through the 20th century, noting its struggles against industrial agriculture and fast food as well as its current emergence in mainstream markets. The writing also describes the unique farming systems of year-round New England farmers, expanding the contemporary geographic landscape of agricultural research.