Last week, I talked about my ongoing research into the communicative meaning-making processes of sustainability work, from the perspective of practitioners who implement it, at the Brown Bag Lecture Series organized by Wayne State University’s Humanities Center. The Humanities Center is, of course, the principal sponsor and supporter of the Sustainability Scholars Forum that I helped […]
It has been a wonderfully informative and stimulating time spent at the Central States Communication Association, in Grand Rapids, MI. Several vignettes stand out… First there was the amazing pre-conference tour of Steelcase corporate headquarters, organized by the Organizational and Professional Communication division. The tour enabled us to examine how contemporary workplaces may be designed […]
It has been an eventful time since my last post, mostly dominated by organizing the “Social Institutions and Sustainability” symposium on campus at Wayne State University, first level of reviewing submissions for a special issue of Critical Sociology journal, and my recently concluded research trip to Fairbanks, Alaska.
The summer has been a whirlwind of planning, but the fruits of all that activity are soon to bear fruit, as next week, we host the first-ever research symposium of the Sustainability Scholars’ Forum (SSF), on the theme of “Social Institutions and Sustainability.” The symposium will bring together 25 different scholars, and 20 works of […]
Last fall, some colleagues and I decided to set up a research working group, called the Sustainability Scholars’ Forum (SSF), and I’m excited that the centerpiece of our efforts is set to bear fruit soon — an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of “Social Institutions and Sustainability.” The deadline for abstract submissions is coming within a […]