Announcements
Society & Natural Resources New Book Editors
Announcements
Society & Natural Resources is delighted to welcome and introduce its new Book Review Editors team: Dr Kerry Ard, Ohio State University; and Dr. Kishi Animashuan Ducre, Syracuse University.  Commencing their new roles last month, Drs. Ard & Ducre will take the lead in continuing and further developing SNR's strong tradition of reviews of books and other media related to current social science research and thinking on timely environmental and natural resources issues, policies and practices around the world, SNR publishes both solicited and unsolicited book reviews and review essays.  See the journal's website for review guidelines; for additional information, please contact SNR's new Book Review Editors at snr.bookreviews@gmail.com.
 
2017 SAFRIG Student Paper Award
Announcements

2017 SAFRIG Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Agriculture and Food Research Interest Group (SAFRIG) will present a Student Paper Award in Columbus at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Requirements for this award include that the paper: 1) is authored by a student or group of students (no faculty co-authors), 2) focuses on an agrifood topic, and 3) uses the Rural Sociology journal guidelines for style, formatting, and references. Papers will be particularly competitive if they demonstrate effective use of innovative theories and/or methods. In order to compete, all authors must be members of the Rural Sociological Society. The winner or winners will receive a certificate and monetary award. The winner(s) must present the paper at the RSS Annual Meeting, and the award will be presented during the SAFRIG Business Meeting. Submissions for this competition should be sent as an e-mail attachment by May 15, 2017 to Dara Bloom at jdbloom@ncsu.edu.

 
Community, Family, and Health - Call for Papers

Rural Sociological Society Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group

Ronald Wimberley Student Paper Competition

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Community, Family, and Health Research Interest Group (RIG) is proud to announce the fourth annual Ronald Wimberley student paper competition designed to encourage and support graduate and undergraduate student research on rural communities. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics in keeping with the spirit of the award’s namesake, Ronald Wimberley. Emphasis should be placed on the improvement of the quality-of-life in rural communities. Preference will be given to those papers that make a strong contribution to our understanding of rural community life in a volatile world. How are rural communities adapting to new challenges brought about by disruptive agents and what can they do to gain a more advantageous position in an increasingly volatile world?

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Teaching and Curriculum - Call for Papers
Rural Sociological Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group
Paper Competition
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group (RIG) is proud to announce the first annual paper competition designed to encourage and support research on teaching and curriculum in the rural social sciences. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics related to teaching styles, pedagogy, assessment, classroom engagement, and can range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to essays on pedagogically important issues.

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