Apply Now: Ph.D. Research Assistantship to Study Opioid Risks in Non‐Metropolitan Communities

A new Ph.D. research assistantship is available in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. This assistantship will be funded as part of a new project identifying and disseminating effective place-based strategies to reduce opioid risks and hazards in rural and micropolitan communities experiencing social disorganization due to economic and farm restructuring. The assistantship … Continue reading Apply Now: Ph.D. Research Assistantship to Study Opioid Risks in Non‐Metropolitan Communities

Apply Now: Ph.D. Research Assistantship to Study the Social Dimensions and Governance of Gene-Edited Foods

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. This assistantship will be funded as part of a new project examining the social dimensions and governance of foods derived from gene edited crops. Gene edited foods will likely create controversy and pose major governance challenges because of the technology’s … Continue reading Apply Now: Ph.D. Research Assistantship to Study the Social Dimensions and Governance of Gene-Edited Foods

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How Demographic Change and Economic Inequality Are Reshaping Society

John Iceland is Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State University. His research and teaching interests lie in demography, social inequality, and immigration. He has authored four books on these issues: Race and Ethnicity in America (2017), Portrait of America (2014), Poverty in America (3rd edition in 2013), and Where We Live Now: Immigration … Continue reading How Demographic Change and Economic Inequality Are Reshaping Society

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Dr. Lois Wright Morton awarded NRRIG Freudenburg Award of Merit

Dr. Lois Wright Morton was awarded the NRRIG William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit at the RSS meetings on July 28. This award is intended to honor scholars who have substantively affected the trajectory of thinking within natural resources and environmental sociology.

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Adam Wilke, Ph.D. ’16, Accepts position with the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch

Alumni Update: Adam Wilke, PhD (’16 sociology and sustainable agriculture) U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado. Adam has been employing his experience and education from Iowa State University as a Postdoctoral Research Social Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch in Fort Collins, CO. His … Continue reading Adam Wilke, Ph.D. ’16, Accepts position with the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch