Whirlwind successfully completed: Sustainability symposium, Journal Special Issue 1st reviews, Alaska research trip

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.

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Gearing up for “Social Institutions & Sustainability” Symposium next week! #SSF15

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 research, which will examine issues of sustainability from a social scientific and humanist perspective. Our goal is to highlight the rich interdisciplinary work presently underway in the social sciences and humanities on this topic, which often gets missed amid the technical and natural sciences, so that we can begin to build bridges across different lines of scholarship and research.

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Upcoming deadline for “Social Institutions & Sustainability” research symposium at Wayne State University: June 15, 2015

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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 week, on June 15, and the symposium itself is scheduled for September 11.

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