April 30, 2013
Dr. Michael Mascaranas gives a live interview on his book, "Where the Waters Divide", and global social movements on Latin Waves Grass Roots Media, an internationally syndicated radio program, which features the voices of Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Silvia Federici and others who are working to create a society based on justice (racial, gender, ecological and cultural) and principles of fairness and equality.
Listen to the interview.
January 9, 2013
Kao, Shu-Fen (2012). "EMF Controversy in Chigu, Taiwan: Contested Declaration of Risk and Scientific Knowledge Have Implications for Risk Governance." Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 12: 81-97. ( read here)
December 6, 2012
Teri Swezey, (PhD 2004) recently returned to Chapel Hill, NC after walking and riding her bicycle 2,255 miles from Wrightsville Beach, NC to Flagstaff, AZ on behalf of vulnerable elderly and their caregivers as part of SOAR Feat 2012 .
June 7, 2012
Alumni Derek John Roberts has published an article in the Journal of American Culture, 35:153-165. 2012.
Long considered a hallmark of American deviance, the tattoo has undergone drastic redefinition in recent decades. No longer the preview of bikers, punks and thugs, tattooing is increasingly practiced and appropriated by mainstream, middle class individuals.
November 1, 2011
Gregory Squires is the 2011 Recipient of Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award
December 1, 2009
Alum Lorian Wyzinski writes from Lesotho.
April 29, 2008
Theda Skocpol, B.A. Sociology, became a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at its 145th annual meeting of the election of sociologists.
September 1, 2007
Department alumnus Tomiko Yamaguchi (Ph.D. 2004) has published an article based on the fieldwork she conducted for her dissertation "Controversy Over Genetically Modified Crops in India: Discursive Strategies and Social Identities of Farmers" in Discourse Studies (2007; 9:87-107)
February 1, 2007Andrew P. Davidson, alumnus of MSU's Sociology Department (Ph.D. 1992), has published an article entitled "Participation, Education, and Pluralism: Towards a New Extension Ethic" in Development in Practice (17:39-50) . The abstract of the article is available online. Andrew is on the faculty at the School of Sociology and Anthropology, University of New South Wales, Sidney, NSW, 2052, Australia.
November 22, 2006
Department alumnus Valerie Gunter (Ph.D. 1992) has published a book entitled "Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies" with Steve Kroll-Smith at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.