Undergrad Student News

Megan Knight (center) and Lauren Jorgensen (right), with their faculty mentor (Leann Tigges), received a Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship for 2018-19. The title of their project is "Food and Health Inequities in Wisconsin."
May 2, 2018
Emeritus Faculty News

Archibald Haller

Arch Haller passed away on January 24, 2018. He was a long-time faculty member in the both Sociology and Rural Sociology. Haller earned a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1954. Bill Sewell served as Haller’s mentor and doctoral adviser during his graduate studies at Wisconsin and they went on to collaborate in several studies related to social stratification, developing what is frequently referred to as “Status Attainment Processes.” Arch also conducted research in Brazil for several decades. Numerous Brazilian students came to Wisconsin to study with Haller. Haller was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past president of the Rural Sociological Society. In 2007, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences from Ohio State University.
February 9, 2018
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