A community discussion in West Java, Indonesia

People looking at an instructor in an outdoor classroom

Undergraduate students in DSOC 3050 - Education, Inequality, and Development

Three students in a lecture hall

Traditional farming techniques in Pakistan

Rural farm fields and village buildings, with mountains in the background

A graduate student and research assistants in Uganda

People standing in front of a bus

Welcome

The Department of Development Sociology is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in environmental sociology and spatial analysis.

This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the societal and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches designed to advance quantitative spatial analysis are welcome, including but not limited to spatial statistics, GIS and multiple methods. Learn more


The Department of Development Sociology offers a unique program profile unmatched by any other department of sociology in the nation.

We conduct theoretical and applied research, teaching, and outreach on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of social, cultural, political and economic change.

The department offers degree programs for undergraduate and graduate studies. The department also houses several outreach and extension programs and institutes that link the department to the Cornell community and off-campus organizations engaged in rural, community and international development. Learn more

News

Cornell Farmworker Program announces Mexican Mobile Consulate visits

Published: 
Jul 22, 2014
Cornell Farmworker Program announces Mexican Mobile Consulate visits are planned for the following locations:
July 31 (2-7 pm), August 1 & August 2 (9-2pm), 2014- Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road, Geneva, NY
August 14-16, 2014- Episcopal Church, 58 E. Main Street, Sodus, NY (tentative)
September 17-20, 2014- Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, 3799 Union Street, Marion, NY   
September 30-October 4, 2014- Syracuse, NY (location to be determined) Flyer in Spanish    Flyer in English   Documents Required (in Spanish) Read more

Cornell Farmworker Program receives NYS grant

Published: 
Jul 3, 2014
The Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) received a grant from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) to develop Spanish language educational materials to manage pests in immigrant farmworker housing. Read more

Rachel Bezner Kerr receives Atkinson Grant

Published: 
Jul 3, 2014
Rachel Bezner Kerr's project "Healthy Soil, Fertile Land and Food Security" was awarded funding through the Atkinson Center’s Academic Venture Fund. The project is a collaboration with David Wolfe and Laurie Drinkwater (Horticulture), and Sera Young (Nutritional Sciences). Read more