RSS Members in the News

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Michelle Worosz, Auburn University and Mark Hendrickson, University of Missouri - May 2020

RSS Members Michelle Worosz and Mary Hendrickson respond to request from FOX News for information on the PRIME Act Revived legislation seeks to end monopoly of meat industry, open markets to small farmers amid coronavirus pandemic.

 

Keiko Tanaka of University of Kentucky - May 2020

RSS Member Keiko Tanaka was mentioned in a Fox News article titled Why farmers dump food and crops while grocery stores run dry and Americans struggle

 

David Peters of Iowa State - January 2020

RSS Member David Peters was mentioned in a WBUR article titled In Iowa, Small Towns With Declining Populations Learn To 'Shrink Smart'.

 

Emily Wornell of Ball State University - December 2019

RSS Member Emily Wornell was interviewed for and appeared in a Frontline Documentary on artificial intelligence titled, In the Age of AI.

 

Paul Lasley of Iowa State University - September 2019

RSS Member Paul Lasley has been featured in Iowa Public Television Documentary on the 1980 farm crisis titled, The Farm Crisis.

 

Robert Francis of Whitworth University - September 2019

RSS Member Robert Francis has been mentioned in The Atlantic article Elite Failure Has Brought Americans to the Edge of an Existential Crisis.

 

Dianna H Bryant of University of Central Missouri - June 2019

RSS Member Dianna H Bryant has been mentioned in the Newsy article Newsy Investigation Finds Wildfire Emergency Alerts Lacking.

 

Kenneth Johnson of University of New Hampshire, Daniel Lichter of Cornell University, and Lisa Pruitt of University of California, Davis - May 2019

RSS Members Kenneth Johnson, Daniel Lichter, and Lisa Pruitt have been mentioned in The Washington Post article The real (surprisingly comforting) reason rural America is doomed to decline.

 

Emily Wornell of Ball State University - May 2019

RSS Member Emily Wornell has been mentioned in the Fortune article What’s Behind the U.S. Legal Immigration Slowdown?

 

Robert Francis of Johns Hopkins University - May 2019

RSS Member Robert Francis has been mentioned in The New York Times article The Rise of the Haphazard Self.

 

Lisa Pruitt of University of California, Davis - May 2019

RSS Member Lisa Pruitt has been mentioned in the Herald Leader article What ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ reveals about race in 21st-century America.

 

Loka Ashwood of Auburn University - April 2019

RSS Member Loka Ashwood has been mentioned in the Daily Yonder article Speak Your Piece: The Corporation Next Door.

 

RSS Member Loka Ashwood has also wrote a piece for Environmental Health News, Opinion: Right-to-Farm laws run counter to rural culture and property rights.

 

The Highlander Education and Research center - April 2019

The Highlander Education and Research center, which received the RSS Distinguished Service to Rural life award in 2016, suffered a fire destroying their main building.


Lisa Pruitt of University of California Davis - February 2019

RSS Member Lisa Pruitt has been mentioned in the New York Times article ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Had Strong Opinions About Appalachians. Now, Appalachians Return the Favor.

 

Lisa Pruitt of University of California Davis - January 2019

RSS Member Lisa Pruitt has been mentioned in the Law360 article No Country For Old Lawyers: Rural U.S Faces A Legal Desert.

 

Linda Lobao of The Ohio State University and Curtis Stofferahn Emeritus - September 2018

RSS Members Linda Lobao and Curtis Stofferahn's research had an impact in the case surrounding the Corporate Farming Law. Click here to read the court ruling or Click here to read the research

 

Eddy Berry of Utah State University - July 2018

RSS Member Eddy Berry of Utah State University was quoted in a Utah State University News Release on the 50th anniversary of the Yun Kim Population Research Laboratory.

 

Dianna Bryant of University of Central Missouri - August 2018

RSS Member Dianna Bryant of University of Central Missouri was quoted in the Sacramento Bee article In emergencies, cell phone alerts can be too slow to save lives. Can the system be fixed?

 

Sonya Salamon of University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign and Katherine MacTavish of Oregon State University - May 2018

RSS Members Sonya Salamon of University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign and Katherine MacTavish of Oregon State University have been mentioned in the Santa Fe newspaper article Trailer park place: Examining life in a singlewide.

 

 Emily J. Wornell, Ph.D. of Ball State University - April 2018

RSS Member Emily J. Wornell, Ph.D. of Ball State University has been mentioned in the Slate article We May Not Know When Automation Will Take Over, but the Anxiety Is Already Here

 

Shannon Monnat of Syracuse University - February 2018

Shannon Monnat of Syracuse University has been mentioned in the New York Times article How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis.

 

Joseph Jakubek and Spencer D. Wood of Kansas State University have recently published in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity - January 2018

In this article, the authors discuss W.E.B. Du Bois' contributions to rural sociology, focusing specifically on his discussions of rural communities and the structure of agriculture.  The authors frame his research agenda as an emancipatory empiricism and discuss the ways his rural research is primarily focused on social justice and the social progress of Black communities in rural spaces.  Du Bois' empirical research, funded by the Department of Labor from 1898 to 1905, provides evidence that Du Bois was among the first American Sociologists to conduct empirical agrarian analyses and case studies of rural communities. Emancipatory Empiricism: The Rural Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

 

David Sonnenfeld of State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Alessandro Bonanno of Sam Houston State University, and Steven A. Wolf of Cornell University have recently published books  - December 11th, 2017

Water Crises and Governance Reinventing Collaborative Institutions in an Era of Uncertainty by David Sonnenfield

Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis: New York: Routledge by Alessandro Bonanno and Steven A. Wolf.

The Legitimation Crisis of Neoliberalism. New York Palgrave-Macmillan by Alessandro Bonanno

 

Shoshanah Inwood, University of Vermont - November 23rd, 2017

In The Washington Post A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm.

 

Olaf Larson

RSS member Olaf Larson in the Cornell Chronicle article At 107 years old, Olaf Larson keeps longevity a ‘secret’Olaf was RSS President in 1957-1958.  At 107 years old, he is the oldest past president of RSS.  In 1985, he was awarded the RSS Distinguished Rural Sociologist and in 2010 the RSS Graduate Student Paper Award was re-named in his honor. 

 

Shannon Monnat, Syracuse University - August 21, 2017

Shannon Monnat's research on deaths of despair and the election was cited in this AP story titled Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?  Shannon worked with the journalist to identify locations her team should visit.

 

Lisa Pruitt, University of California Davis & Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University - July 21st, 2017

In The Washington Post article Disabled and Disdained.

 

Kristi Fondren - June 13, 2017

RSS member Kristi Fondren, Marshall University recently published a book with Rutgers University Press, Walking on the Wild Side: Long-Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail (2016).  Her research was recognized in October 2016 by the National Recreation and Park Association and received the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research.  

 

Lawrence Busch

Q&A with Lawrence Busch, author of a new book on the neoliberal takeover of higher education titled Knowledge for Sale: The Neoliberal Takeover of Higher Education.

 

Lisa Pruitt, University of California Davis - May 26th, 2017

In The Wall Street Journal Rural America Is the New ‘Inner City’

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Lawrence Busch

A new philosophy of higher education has taken hold in institutions around the world. Its supporters disavow the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and argue that the only knowledge worth pursuing is that with more or less immediate market value. Every other kind of learning is downgraded, its budget cut. In Knowledge for Sale, Lawrence Busch challenges this market-driven approach.

 

Julie Keller, University of Rhode Island - March 6, 2017

On Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel's Dairy farms fear Trump's immigration policies.

 

Robert Zabawa and Conner Bailey

Robert Zabawa (Tuskegee University) and Conner Bailey (Auburn University) have been invited to present their research on heir property during a workshop on that topic being organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the USDA Forest Service.  The workshop will be held on June 15, 2017.  Zabawa and Bailey's work is being funded by a grant from the USDA.

Shoshanah Inwood, University of Vermont - February 21, 2017

On NPR's "the salt" Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming.

 

Lisa Pruitt, University of California Davis - December 26, 2016 

On NPR's Morning Edition Lawyer Shortage In Some Rural Areas Reaches Epic Proportions.

 

Shannon Monnat, The Pennsylvania State University - December 17, 2016

On NPR's Morning Edition Saturday Communities Most Affected By Opioid Epidemic Also Voted For Trump.