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Amit Anshumali receives grant from Tata-Cornell

Nov 7, 2014
PhD candidate Amit Anshumali received a fellowship from the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative-well done!

Raj Patel/Philip McMichael publication

Nov 6, 2014
Raj Patel (PhD 2002) and Philip McMichael, ‘The political economy of the food riot,’ in Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage, eds, David Pritchard and Francis Pakes (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Read more

Tom Hirschl receives extension award

Nov 6, 2014
Faculty member Tom Hirschl was given the award "Friend of Extension, Campus Collaborator" at the annual dinner for Cornell Cooperative Extension-Chemung County. The award honors his work with a poverty reduction coalition in the City of Elmira.

David Brown visiting professor appointment

Nov 5, 2014
Faculty member David Brown was appointed Visiting Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and in the Institute for Social Renewal at Newcastle University in the UK. The appointment is for three years and will facilitate David’s continuing the research he initiated with Newcastle colleagues during his recent sabbatical leave there. Read more

Philip McMichael publication-LRAN

Nov 4, 2014
Philip McMichael. 2014. ‘Banking on land.’ Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market. Land Struggles, LRAN Briefing Paper Series No. 3. Read more
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Scott Sanders PhD 2013 and David Brown publication

Nov 3, 2014
Sanders, Scott R. and David L. Brown (forthcoming, 2014) “Escaping Poverty in Post- Socialist Vietnam: Does Space Matter?”. Poverty and Public Policy.

Kasia Paprocki receives Fulbright-Hays Award

Oct 8, 2014
PhD candidate Kasia Paprocki was one of only four students from Cornell to receive the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2014-2015.  She is currently conducting dissertation research on the use of shrimp farming as a climate change adaptation strategy in coastal communities in Bangladesh's southwestern Khulna district. Congratulations!

Sara Rzayeva faculty position

Oct 6, 2014
Sara Rzayeva (PhD 2014) has accepted a faculty position in Economic Sociology at the Azerbaijan State Economic University. Congratulations, Sara! Read more

CaRDI Community Development Institute

Sep 30, 2014
CaRDI, in collaboration with the Water Resources Institute, held a Community Development Institute titled "Water Resources Infrastructure: A Critical Piece of Community Development" September 17-18, 2014 in the Hudson Valley region.  Key themes included smart growth, sustainable development, economic vitality, and integrating various levels of expertise.  The conference brought together Cornell faculty, a diverse set of stakeholders from the region, and state-level agency representatives.  Read more

Cornell Farmworker Program highlighted by Dean Peñalver

Sep 23, 2014
The Cornell Farmworker Program was highlighted by Dean Eduardo Peñalver as a vehicle for Latino students to get involved:“Roberto López ’15 asked the panel how students could contribute to the university. Peñalver suggested joining Cornell’s Farmworker Program: “You’re empowered here, but you’re also empowered as citizens. … There are Latinos all around us in upstate New York – they’re not visible, they’re isolated, and they need your support.” Read more

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presentation-IAD

Sep 23, 2014
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presented "Quality Education in Africa: A Source of Growth or Inequality?" for the Institute of African Development seminar series at Cornell on September 4th. Read more

Philip McMichael conference-Univ of Waterloo

Sep 22, 2014
Phil McMichael participated in a 3-day Workshop for a Norwegian Research Council Grant entitled: "Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land,” at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, August 18-20. Read more

Djahane Salehabadi Senior Fellow position

Sep 19, 2014
Djahane Salehabadi (PhD 2014) has been offered the position of Senior Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg, Germany.  For the next two years she will conduct research as well as teach in the Environmental Governance Masters Program. Congratulations! Read more

Brian Thiede faculty position at LA State University

Sep 19, 2014
Kudos to Brian Thiede (PhD 2014) is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. In January, he will start a tenure track position at Louisiana State University in Sociology. Read more

Marion Dixon Faculty Position

Aug 4, 2014
Marian Dixon PhD 2013 has been offered a full-time teaching position in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. Congratulations! Read more

Brian Thiede RSS Award and Publication

Aug 4, 2014
Brian Thiede PhD 2014 won the RSS Population Research Interest Group's Graduate Student Paper Award Winner this year. The paper, "Rainfall Shocks and Within-Community Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia" was recently published in the journal World Development. Read more

Former PhD Grads Organize Summer Reunion

Aug 4, 2014
After re-connecting via email and the Internet, a number of distinguished DSOC alumni traveled to Ithaca in July to visit the Cornell campus and reminisce about their days as graduate students in the department formally known as Rural Sociology. See link for full picture and listing. Read more

Douglas Gurak moving on to The Center for Migration Studies

Aug 4, 2014
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) has appointed faculty member Douglas Gurak as the next editor of the International Migration Review (IMR).  He will begin a three year term as Editor on November 1st working to put together Volume 49 of the IMR. In addition to serving as IMR’s editor, Doug will also contribute to the efforts of CMS staff in Manhattan on projects focused upon immigration and refugee policy. The CMS is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and Doug will participate in a symposium and roll-out for the IMR 50th Anniversary special edition on September 30th in New York. Best of luck, Doug! Read more

Tom Hirschl interviewed on Fox Business News

Aug 4, 2014
Tom Hirschl was interviewed on the Willis Report portion of the Fox Business News about his book "Chasing the American Dream" on July 8th.

Cornell Farmworker Program announces Mexican Mobile Consulate visits

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)

Tom Hirschl discusses book in New America forum

Jul 3, 2014
Tom Hirschl and co-author Mark Rank discussed their book "Chasing the American Dream" in a forum sponsored by New America Foundation.