SSEHRI is very proud to announce that second-year PhD candidate Lauren Contorno has been selected as the winner of the Brent K. Marshall Graduate Student Paper Award of the Environment and Technology Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) for her paper “Turtles & Teamsters Revival? Analyzing Labor Unions’ Environmental Discourse from the 2014 People’s Climate March.” She will present the paper at a SSSP Roundtable on Social Movements in Global Context on Saturday, August 20th at 12:30 PM. She will be presented with a plaque at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 20th at 6:45 PM.
Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute
SSEHRI will be well represented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the American Sociological Association (ASA), August 19-22, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, with presentations from 15 faculty and students on a wide variety of topics.
Fri, August 19
10:30 – 12:10
- Sharon Harlan – Panel on Global Climate Change: The Role of Sociology
12:30 – 2:10
- Mia Renauld – “Bridging the Gap: Investigating Environmental Social Problems with Interdisciplinary Research Teams” in the Critical Dialogue on Interdisciplinarity and Environmental Studies
Sat, August 20
12:30 – 2:10
- Elisabeth Wilder – “’Game Over’ for the Climate: The Keystone EL Pipeline on TV News” in the Session on Environmental Problems, Politics, and Debates
Sun, August 21
12:30 – 2:10
- Boris Templeton – “Illusory Democracy: The Role of Legal Framing in the Environmental Movement” in the Session on Environment, Law and Regulation
2:30 – 4:10
- Mia Renauld – “Retrofitting Richmond: Refining Chevron’s Community Economic Identity” in Rethinking Environmental Justice Movement
Sat, August 20
- Lauren Contorno – “Turtles and Teamsters Revival? Analyzing Labor Unions’ Environmental Discourse from the 2014 People’s Climate March” on the Section on Labor and Labor Movements Refereed Roundtable on Social Movements and Labor Solidarity
- Lauren Richter, Alissa Cordner, and Phil Brown – “The Sticky Science of Non-Stick Chemicals: Forty Years of Research and (In)Action on Fluorinated Compounds” on Regular Session on Environmental Policy
- Elicia Cousins, Lauren Richter, Alissa Cordner and Phil Brown – “Risky Business? Manufacturer and Retailer Action to Remove Per- and Poloyfluorinated Chemicals from Consumer Products” on Regular Session on Risk
- Rachael Lee – “The Limitations of Patient Empowerment: Diabetes Self Management Programs and Neo-liberal Notions of Individual Responsibility” on the Open Refereed Roundtable on Well-being, Health and Health Care
- Sara Shostak – “From Food Access to Food Justice: A Case Study of the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market” on the Regular Session on Applied Social Research/Evaluation
Sun, August 21
- Phil Brown – Author Meets Critics Session on Toxic Communities, Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor
Mon, August 22
- Len Albright – “Green Building Policy and Real Estate Development: A Causal Mapping Study Derived from Qualitative Data” on the Section on Environment and Technology Roundtable on Politics, Policy, and Environmental Governance
- Stephanie Clark – “School-based Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants and Grade Point Average: A Multi-level study” on Section on Environment and Technology Roundtable on Environment and Health
- Danielle Falzon – “Struggling in the New England Countryside: Is CSA Farming a Form of Dissent?” on the Section on Environment and Technology Roundtable on Agriculture
- Elisabeth Wilder – “Game Over for the Climate: The Keystone XL Pipeline on TV News” on the Section on Environment and Technology Roundtable on Media, Education, and the State of the Field
- Laura Senier, Rachael Lee, Lauren Nicoll, Michael Shields, Danielle Falzon and Boris Templeton – “Negotiating the Evidentiary Turn in Public Health: Integrating Genomics into a State Health Agency’s Mission in the Section on Medical Sociology Paper Session on Technology Health and Medicine
- Phil Brown – Thematic Session on Science, Movements and Social Inequality
- Stephanie Clark – “Health Status and Residential Exposure to Air Toxics: What are the Effects on Children’s Academic Achievement?” on Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Roundtable on Race and Health
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