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Mapping the Expanding PFAS Crisis

On April 18, the Environmental Working Group, in conjunction with SSEHRI, released an updated version of its interactive map of PFAS-contaminated sites in the U.S. The number of sites has increased to 94, from...

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Good News Roundup

We’re excited to announce several new funding sources for our graduate students and research groups. Congratulations to everyone involved! Student Accomplishments Graduate student Stephanie Clark-Reyna was awarded the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The aim...

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SSEHRI Member Spotlight – Lauren Contorno

Lauren Contorno is a fourth year doctoral candidate in Sociology at Northeastern University. What’s the main focus of your current research? My dissertation research examines the movement for a just transition away from the...

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What’s New Podcast – Fractivism

The Northeastern University Libraries‘ podcast What’s New has a new episode featuring SSEHRI core faculty member Sara Wylie, discussing her new book Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Listen to it on their website.

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Sara Wylie Awarded CRESSH Pilot Grant

SSEHRI core faculty member Sara Wylie was awarded the Pilot Project Award for her project “Developing community based visceral data performances for cross disciplinary collaboration on environmental justice in Chelsea, MA” from the Center for...

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Lauren Richter Wins Award

Congratulations to Lauren Richter, whose 2017 paper “Constructing insignificance: critical race perspectives on institutional failure in environmental justice communities,” published in Environmental Sociology has won the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences student paper competition. Lauren will...

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Fractivism

SSEHRI core faculty member, Sara Wylie, has just published her first book. From flammable tap water and sick livestock to the recent onset of hundreds of earthquakes in Oklahoma, the impact of fracking in...

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SSEHRI Member Spotlight – Andrea Hindman

Andrea Hindman joined SSEHRI in January 2018 as a T32 postdoctoral trainee.  What’s the main focus of your current research? The main focus of my doctoral work examined the mechanisms by which hormonally active...