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The Development & Environment program focuses on:

  • Economic
  • Political
  • Social
  • Ecological dynamics of society
  • Globalization
  • Transnational connections
  • Cross-national comparisons
  • Processes internal to nation-states

Primary research questions in this area revolve around the causes and consequences of social change including topics such as:

  • Global Capitalism and Markets
  • Coupled Human Systems
  • Natural Systems
  • Social, Health, and Environmental Risks
  • Poverty
  • Inequality
  • Human Welfare
  • Cultural Production 
  • Consumption
  • Imperialism
  • Colonization
  • Decolonization
  • Postcolonial Societies
  • Social drivers of climate change
  • Intersections of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class
  • Social Movements
  • Environmental Justice
  • Migration
  • Urbanization
  • Geography
  • State Environmental Development Policy

Faculty members use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and approach their research from a wide range of theoretical frameworks and traditions.

Core Courses Include:

  • The Sociology of Development 
  • Environmental Sociology

Faculty affiliated with this area include:

Lazarus

Lazarus Adua

Assistant Professor

Sara

Sara Grineski

Professor

Sarita

Sarita Gaytan

Associate Professor

Brett

Brett Clark

Professor

Marcel

Marcel Paret

Assistant Professor

Kim

Kim Korinek

Associate Professor

 

Ming

Ming Wen

 Chair, Professor

Last Updated: 8/23/19