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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

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.

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

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.

Rachel Bezner Kerr receives Atkinson Grant

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

Cornell Farmworker Program receives NYS grant

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 publication-Annals of the AAG

Jul 2, 2014
Bezner Kerr, R. 2014. “Lost and Found Crops: Agrobiodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and a Feminist Political Ecology of Sorghum and Finger Millet in Northern Malawi,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104 (3): 577-593. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.892346.

Rachel Bezner Kerr presentation-Glofoods

Jul 2, 2014
“Farmer-led agroecological research to improve food security and nutrition in Malawi.” Presented at GloFoods: Transitions pour la securite alimentation mondiale. Montpellier, France, June 12, 2014. Read more

David Brown presentation-CURDS

Jul 2, 2014
David Brown and his colleagues in the Centre for Urban Development Studies (CURDS) presented the results of their research on the migration-commuting nexus on June 19 to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. This was one of David’s primary sabbatical projects. Read more

David Brown presentation-EAPS

Jul 1, 2014
David Brown, and his colleague Uzi Rebhun [Hebrew University,  presented “Patterns of urban/rural migration in Israel” to the European Association for Population Studies in Budapest on June 25.

American Sociological Association (ASA) Elections

Jun 9, 2014
David Brown has been elected chair of the Sociology of Development Section, and Wendy Wolford has been elected to the Council of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association.  Congratulations to you both! Read more

Tom Hirschl quoted in Cornell Commencement Address

May 28, 2014
Cornell President David Skorton quoted the work of Cornell professor Thomas Hirschl, who co-authored the book “Chasing the American Dream.”
Dr. Hirschl's book was also excerpted online in Salon.

Philip McMichael presentation: CASID

May 27, 2014
Phil McMichael delivered a keynote address "Rethinking Development in the Anthropocene Age: Turning 'Back' to the Agrarian Question," to the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Brock University, St. Catherine's, May 27-30. Read more

Alaka Basu presentation UNFPA

May 22, 2014
Alaka Basu gave a talk on 'Population and Development' to The Sixth International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action, hosted by UNFPA, Sveriges Riksdag and EPF, 22-25 April 2014. Read more

Nina Glasgow presentation at Newcastle University

May 20, 2014
Nina Glasgow presented  “Antecedents & Consequences of Natural Population Decrease” to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University on May 6. This presentation discusses Nina’s emerging project to study the lived experience of persons, especially older persons,  who reside in places with more deaths than births. Read more