Faculty News

Samer Alatout Earns University Housing Honored Instructor Award for the Fall 2017

Professor Samer Alatout has been selected as a recipient of the University Housing Honored Instructor Award for Fall 2017—the award is student-nominated and managed. Alatout regularly teaches courses that focus on environmental politics, sociology of international development, and sustainability. In addition to appointments in Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Alatout is also the Director of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies.
December 4, 2017
Undergrad Student News

Kendl Kobbervig is the receipent of a Sierra Club award.

Congratulations to Kendl Kobbervig, a receipent of the 2017 Merit Award for Sierra Club. She won the award for her passionate and innovative leadership (different way to say this?) within the Sierra Club. The John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club protects Wisconsin’s ecosystem and environment through grassroots lobbying, education, litigation, and working to elect officials that support the environment into office.
September 18, 2017
Graduate Student News

Laura Schlachter is a recipient of the National Service and Civic Engagement Research award

Congratulations to Laura Schlachter, recipient of the National Service and Civic Engagement Research award. This award will fund her dissertation research "Reevaluating the Workplace-Civic Engagement Relationship". She will build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and explore innovative ideas and methodological approaches to this developing field. Laura's research will analyze how participatory forms of workplace organizations can be a strategy to increase civic engagement and will be a resource to practitioners and policymakers who are reorganizing work to create economic opportunity in disadvantaged communities. It will contribute to the broader conversation of redesigning civic infrastructure to reinvigorate American democracy.
September 6, 2017
About Us

Information About the Major

Prospective students are welcome to contact Megan Banaszak to learn more about the major. Feel free to come to 350 Ag Hall from 7:45-11:45 or 12:30-4:30 to meet with her. You can also e-mail Megan at mbanaszak@wisc.edu.
October 4, 2013
About Us

Who We Are

Faculty, students and staff in the University of Wisconsin's Department of Community and Environmental Sociology are concerned with a wide array of issues from environmental degradation and globalization to sustainability and local food systems. The faculty is made up of an interdisciplinary group trained in fields ranging from sociology to science and technology studies and environmental studies. We are an engaged group, whose work while theoretically informed, is often directed at intervening in and affecting real life situations. Our graduate program is equally dynamic and is offered jointly with the UW's Department of Sociology.
August 12, 2013