The sociology workshop brought together five scholars to discuss theories and methods used in sociology to study socio-environmental questions and systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented two lectures on their area of expertise, and participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars focused their presentations on several approaches and methodologies used in environmental sociology, and specific applications in their own work, and situated this knowledge within the broader field of sociology.
Presenters & Topics Covered
- Dr. Lori Peek, Associate Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University
- Overview of sociology; Risk and vulnerability
- Dr. Andrew Jorgenson, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Boston College
- Overview of sociology methods; Development, globalization, and longitudinal studies
- Dr. Tom Rudel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Human Ecology, Rutgers University
- Classical sociological theory; Stratification and spatial methods
- Dr. Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
- History of sociology’s engagement with the environment; Environmental attitudes, beliefs, values and survey methods
- Dr. Dana Fisher, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
- History of sociology’s engagement with the environment; Civil society, social movements and mixed methods
An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar’s slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.