Faculty News

  • Michael Bell’s book, entitled The Strange Music of Social Life: A Dialogue on Dialogic Sociology, was recently released. The 4th edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology was also published this year.
  • Jane Collins’ book, Both Hands Tied: Gender, Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom in the Low-Wage Labor Market (with Victoria Mayer), was published by University of Chicago Press in 2010.
  • Katherine J. Curtis’ article “Understanding the Demographic Implications of Climate Change” (with Annemarie Schneider) has appeared “first online” in Population and the Environment.
  • This fall, Jess Gilbert will become the director of the Center for History and the Environment at the UW.
  • The third edition of Gary Green’s Asset Building and Community Development (with Anna Haines) was published this year by Sage.
  • In July, Daniel Kleinman was a featured speaker at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.
  • In April, Jack Kloppenburg traveled to Bali to attend the biennial meeting of the governing body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Agriculture. He worked with various activist NGOs to spread awareness and support for the idea of “open source” seeds. Jack is organizing an international initiative to encourage plant breeders to enforce sharing — rather than patenting — of plant varieties.
  • Laura Senier is presenting her paper, “Intra- and interdisciplinary boundaries and cross-cultural communication among chronic disease epidemiologists,” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in August.
  • Leann Tigges was on sabbatical leave for the 2010-2011 academic year. She spent the year in Madison working primarily on two teaching related goals. First, she sought to learn about the effective use of “clickers” in both large and small lecture classes. Leann’s second goal was to prepare to teach CES 578 in spring 2012. CES 578 has had the title of “Rural Minority Groups and Poverty in the United States” though we hope to change the title to the more elegantly simple “Poverty and Place” by the time it is taught in January.

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