Environment and Sustainability

Environment and Sustainability

  • Aronczyk, Melissa

    aronczykAssociate Professor
    School of Communication & Information

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    Website: http://melissaaronczyk.com/

    Melissa Aronczyk’s research examines questions at the intersection of media, politics and identity. She is the author of Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity(Oxford, 2013) and the co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture.Current research includes a project funded by the National Science Foundation on the role of strategic information and influence campaigns on public opinion and public policy in the United States. She is a faculty fellow with the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. 

     

  • Brechin, Steven

    Fac Brechin StevenProfessor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 133

    Professor and Graduate Director of Sociology, his teaching and research interests include organizations, politics, public opinion, and the environment.  As a comparative sociologist, Steve explores social phenomenon from local to global levels of analyses.  

  • Clarke, Lee

    clarke5Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 113

    Professor of Sociology, writes about organizations, failure, disaster, risk communication, and the boundaries between politics and science. His last work, Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2006. Clarke is currently writing a book about how science and politics meet, and don’t meet, regarding the loss of America’s wetlands and the idea of “coastal restoration.”  

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  • MacKendrick, Norah

    mackendrickAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall,  Room107

    Associate Professor of Sociology, studies and teaches in the areas of environmental sociology, gender, sociology of food, consumer studies, science & technology studies, and medical sociology.  Author of Better Safe than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics (University of California Press, 2018).

  • Mai, Quan

    Mai QuanAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 049

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Mai’s research and teaching interests include work & occupations, social stratification, social movements, research methods, and environmental sociology. His scholarship focuses on how a range of social relations—including employment relations, race-ethnic relations, state regulatory capacity, and social movements—combine in the economy, polity, and in urban spaces to influence processes of social stratification. His current projects explore various consequences of nonstandard employment for workers’ labor market outcomes and socioeconomic well-being.

  • O'Neill, Karen M.

    Faculty ONeillAssociate Professor
    Department of Human Ecology

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    Phone: 848-932-9208
    Curriculum Vitae

    Karen M. O’Neill is a sociologist who studies how policies about land and water affect government power, the status of experts, and the well-being of various social groups. She has researched biodiversity protections in the urban plans of large cities around the world, local slow growth and pro-growth movements and policies in small towns, river flood control, and coastal storm vulnerability and hazard reduction. Karen has written or co-edited books on the rise of the U.S. program for river flood control and growth of government power (Duke University Press), on race and Hurricane Katrina (Rutgers University Press), and on changes in institutions in response to Hurricane Sandy (Rutgers University Press). She is a member of teams in two international competitions for coastal resilience designs, one for the New Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy, under the Rebuild by Design competition (finalist team), and the second to use the Mississippi River to replenish coastal land in Louisiana, under the Changing Course competition (one of three winning teams).

  • Rudel, Thomas

    RudelsmallProfessor
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    Office: Room 202 Cook Office Building

    Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Human Ecology, teaches courses in the sociology of economic development, and human ecology. Dr. Rudel's major research interests are in the fields of environmental sociology and economic sociology, especially in Latin America . He has recently published the book, Tropical Forests: Regional Paths of Destruction and Regeneration in the Late Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press).    

  • Schoolman, Ethan D

    Schoolman

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Human Ecology

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    Website: https://www.ethanschoolman.org
    Curriculum Vitae

    Ethan D. Schoolman is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Dr. Schoolman is an environmental sociologist whose work focuses primarily on the politics and culture of local food systems, and the implications of robust local and alternative food systems for environmental sustainability, public health, and social justice. Since coming to Rutgers, Dr. Schoolman has directed large-scale surveys of specialty crops growers in the Midwest, farmers in the Highlands region of New Jersey, and vendors at farmers markets in thirteen New Jersey counties. While working on these and other projects, Dr. Schoolman has collaborated with a number of not-for-profit groups and government agencies, including New Jersey Audubon, New Jersey Youth Corps, Elijah’s Promise, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dr. Schoolman’s work has been published in journals spanning a range of disciplines, including Renewable Agriculture and Food SystemsJournal of Environmental Studies and SciencesEcological EconomicsSociological ForumJournal of Consumer Culture, and Sustainability Science.At Rutgers, Dr. Schoolman teaches on sustainable food systems, environmental politics, and research methods. He is on the graduate faculties in Sociology, Nutritional Sciences, and at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and he is a faculty affiliate at the New Jersey Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health.

  • Shwom, Rachael

    Shwom 6364Assistant Professor, Climate and Society
    Department of Human Ecology

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    Website: http://humanecology.rutgers.edu/faculty.asp?fid=38

    Assistant Professor Rachael Shwom teaches undergraduate courses in Energy and Society, Innovative Solutions to Environmental Problems, and Environmental Politics and graduate courses in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change and the Environmental Movement. Her research interests are in environmental sociology, organizational sociology and consumption. Her research interests are in the areas of civil society organizations and societal change; the evolution and function of interorganizational networks; how social institutions structure environmentally significant-consumption; and models in the natural and social sciences. She is currently involved in projects exploring: how energy efficiency advocates decide whether to work with businesses, networks in urban watersheds; how motherhood influences environmental practices; and using social and ecological models in climate change education.