SOCANT-Faber

Daniel Faber

Professor of Sociology, Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative
617.373.2878
education Ph.D., 1989, Sociology
University of California at Santa Cruz
Mailing address 509 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Daniel Faber is a professor of sociology at Northeastern University and the director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC). His research is focused in the areas of political economy and crisis theory, environmental sociology and policy, social movements, classical and contemporary social theory, environmental justice, philanthropy, Central America and underdevelopment, climate change, and globalization. He co-founded and worked as research director for the Environmental Project On Central America (EPOCA), Earth Island Institute (1984-90), and has published numerous works on the political ecology of Central America. He is also a co-founding editor of the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, and a participating editor with Latin American Perspectives. He is the author of Environment Under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America (Monthly Review Press, 1993), recognized by Choice Magazine as an “1993 Outstanding Academic Book of the Year on Latin America.”

Selected Publications

Daniel Faber, Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization (MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).

Daniel Faber and Deborah McCarthy (eds.), Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

Daniel Faber (ed.), The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (New York: Guilford Press, 1998).

Daniel Faber, “Environment Under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America” (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1993).

Selected Honors & Awards

2010 Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award from the Environmental

Sociology and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.

2009 Finalist for the 2008 “C.W. Mills Award” awarded by the Society for the Study of Social Problems for my book Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization.

2006 “Champion for Justice Award,” granted by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT), a coalition of over 160 organizations representing health professionals, scientists, and environmentalists, and labor unions working to implement a precautionary and preventive approach to environmental policy in Massachusetts (June 5).

2006 “Friend of the Earth and Champion of Environmental Justice Award” for my “pathbreaking leadership and work in Environmental Justice in Massachusetts and beyond,” granted by Salem State College and HealthLink (April 10).

2003 Special Award in Recognition of Dr. Faber’s Work to Advance Civil Rights and Environmental Justice, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Northeastern University (November 19).

2001 Environmental Protection Agency – New England, “Certificate of Appreciation,” in recognition and appreciation of my research report, “Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards: Environmental Injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” (March 13).

2001 Green of Another Color: Building Effective Relationships Between Foundations and the Environmental Justice Movement was selected by the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund of the Aspen Institute to be the focus in their publication Snapshot (Spring Issue).

1994 Environment Under Fire, one of four books in 1993 recognized as “An Outstanding Academic Book of the Year on Latin America,” by Choice Magazine, a book review publication of academic librarians in the United States.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Elected Board Member and Founding Member, Alliance for a Health Tomorrow (AHT), a coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, and environmentalists working to implement a precautionary and preventive approach to environmental policy in Massachusetts (Spring 2001-present)

Board Member of the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Alliance (MEJA)

Editorial Board Member of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology, (Fall 1988-present).

Contributing Reviewer on environmental issues for Environmental Health Perspectives.

An Editor with Latin American Perspectives