Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute
Congratulations to SSEHRI researcher, Mia Renauld, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Shaped by Chevron: Race, Responsibility, and Resistance in Richmond, California,” on September 13, 2018. Mia received her bachelor’s degrees in Political Ecology and Anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz and her masters and doctorate in Sociology from Northeastern University. Her dissertation explored the evolution of corporate community relations between one of the nation’s largest and oldest oil refineries to understand how corporate strategies influence racial formation, community development, and community organizing. Renauld has left academia to utilize her research skills in a user experience researcher capacity.
We wish her the best of luck!
Congratulations to Dr. Sara Wylie, for receiving the 2018 Diana Forsythe Prize for her groundbreaking book, Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Dr. Wylie, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences and the Associate Director of SSEHRI for Community Group Engagement at Northeastern University, released Fractivism in February 2018 (linked here). The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, or technology, including biomedicine. The prize is awarded annually at the American Anthropological Association, and Dr. Wylie will be recognized in the AAA meeting program, and presented with an award.
SSEHRI is proud to congratulate Lauren Ritcher on defending her doctoral dissertation, Unseen Science: The Social Re-Discovery of Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds, in August, 2018. Dr. Ritcher is continuing her research with the Silent Spring Institute as a Research Fellow and impactful work with the SSERHIR team. Congratulations, Lauren!
Environmental Data and Governance Initiative Publishes on EPA Regulatory Capture in “The Conversation”
“EPA staff say the Trump administration is changing their mission from protecting human health and the environment to protecting industry” has been published on The Conversation. Here’s the link: http://theconversation.com/epa-staff-say-the-trump-administration-is-changing-their-mission-from-protecting-human-health-and-the-environment-to-protecting-industry-96256
Rachel Domond is a third year Sociology undergraduate student and former ROUTES co-op with Dr. Sharon Harlan. The Research Opportunities for Undergraduates: Training in Environmental Health Sciences (ROUTES) program aims to tip the scales by offering support...
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...