Congratulations to Marygold Walsh-Dilley PhD 2012, who will be an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. Read more
Angela Gonzales receives CALS Dean's Award
Apr 30, 2014
Faculty member Angela Gonzales received the Award for Promoting Multicultural Diversity at the CALS Dean's Award Reception April 21st. She is also a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow with the Cornell Public Service Center.
Congratulations to undergrad Saul Shuster, who received a CALS Academic Excellence Award at the Dean's Awards Reception on April 21st and is featured in the Spring 2014 periodiCALS online magazine. Read more
Nina Glasgow and David Brown gave a presentation to the Human Geography program at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth on April 28. The title of their talk was “Challenges and Opportunities of Population Aging in Rural Communities.” Read more
Faculty Mary Kritz and Douglas Gurak presented a paper at the Opening Conference of the Penn State Census Bureau Research Data Center on “Internal Migration and Destination Places: Race and Nativity Differences.” The Conference was held on April 7-8, 2014. Read more
Jeffrey Jacquet and David L. Kay: The Unconventional Boomtown: Updating the impact model to fit new spatial and temporal scales. Journal of Rural and Community Development. Volume 9, number 1 2014. Read more
Department Chair Philip McMichael participated in the Open Ended Working Group of the Committee on World Food Security at the UN/FAO (Rome), as a representative of the Civil Society Mechanism, April 29, 2014. Read more
Faculty member Rachel Bezner Kerr organized & presented at a closed policy workshop with key government and international representatives on ‘Participatory Research on Climate Change Adaptation: Policy Recommendations”, and was interviewed by the Nation and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. Read more
DSOC undergrad Alyssa Pritts '15 is currently in Peru researching the supply chain of the native varieties of the potato, and working with an organization helping to improve the livelihood of indigenous populations surrounding Cuzco. Read more
Field member Sharon Sassler was quoted in an article on cohabitation on the Fox News web site. Read more
Kathy Sexsmith project funded by SIF.
Mar 23, 2014
PhD candidate Kathy Sexsmith collaborated on a proposal to document the wages and working conditions of Latino workers on dairy farms in Upstate New York. The project is a joint effort between the Worker Center of Central New York, Syracuse University, and Cornell University, and was funded by the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.
Snapp, S.S., R. Bezner Kerr, A. Smith, M. Ollenburger, W. Mhango, L. Shumba, T. Gondwe and G.Y. Kanyama-Phiri. Modeling and participatory, farmer-led approaches to food security in a changing world: a case study from Malawi. Secheresse 24:350-358. Read more
Andrews, Eleanor and James McCarthy. "Scale, Shale, and the State: political ecologies and legal geographies of shale gas development in Pennsylvania". Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, March 2014, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp7-16. Read more
Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program, has received certification by the Agricultural Justice Project as a Food Justice Certified Inspector for farms and agricultural business applying for Food Justice certification. Mary Jo has been certified to conduct Food Justice inspections as a worker representative under any approved AJP worker organization. Read more
CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program recently screened a film by DSOC alumnus Andreas Hernandez PhD '08 titled "Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement". Dr. Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Read more
DSOC faculty member Alaka Basu gave the Fifth B.G. Kumar Lecture at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India, on 16 December 2013.
She then gave the Professor P.N.Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture at the International Institute for Population Studies, Mumbai, India, on 6 January 2014.
In February, Professor Basu was part of the two member Panel Discussion of the Ford Foundation Roundtable Series on Ending Child Marriage at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC. Read more
DSOC faculty member Shelley Feldman was part of a panel discussion at the 4th Annual Young Social Scientists' Sustainability Research Forum on Social Science and Sustainability: Challenges, Critiques and Constructive Collaborations on February 13th. Field member Steven Wolf presented his research at the forum. Read more
DSOC faculty member Tom Hirschl visited David Brown and colleagues at Newcastle University, UK, in mid-February to work on a project analyzing counter urbanization in England and Wales. The study team recently acquired a longitudinal data file on job commuting, and Tom is assisting with implementing methods in event history analysis. Tom also gave a seminar about his forthcoming book "Chasing the Dream" at Newcastle University. Read more