Harry Schwarzweller

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Harry Schwarzweller

Biography:

Harry K. Schwarzweller, (Professor Emeritus) (Ph.D. Cornell University) specializes in agricultural change and development, particularly at the level of farm and household; rural to urban migration processes; community structure; and comparative methods. Currently, he is researching the economic and social development of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as compared with Appalachian Kentucky; the historical transformation of a once peasant village in Germany; and the impact of globalization on the viability of rural communities in various parts of the world. His overseas work included projects in Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. He served as president of the Rural Sociological Society, president of the International Rural Sociological Association, chair of the Michigan Agricultural Labor Commission, and founding editor of Research in Rural Sociology and Development. Recently, as Carlson Visiting Distinguished Professor in social sciences, he taught comparative sociology at West Virginia University.