Human Ecology Review: Volume 25, Number 1


Elizabeth Bittel is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at the State University of New York at Cortland. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2019 from the University of Colorado Boulder where she received training in environmental sociology and ethnographic methods and worked as a research assistant at the Natural Hazards Center. Her dissertation research investigated long-term recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and civil war in Sri Lanka.

Jordan Burke is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University. Much of her studies have been concerned with farmers’ land management practices, particularly how they relate to sustainability. For her dissertation, she is taking an environmental justice approach to the study of environmental crime by examining how various community-level factors affect environmental regulatory oversight and enforcement.

Paul S. Ciccantell is Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University. His research examines a variety of raw materials industries and their socioeconomic and environmental impacts, global commodity chains, and long-term change in the world-system.

Julia A. Flagg is the Lenore Tingle Howard ’42 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. She is interested in nations’ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some of her other work has appeared in Environmental Sociology, Sustainability, and Climate Risk Management.

Patrick Trent Greiner is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. His research engages with the relationships among social structures, inequality, and environmental outcomes. He is also interested in the interface of resource management, biodiversity loss, environmental justice, and public policy.

Lana D. Hartwig is a Human Geography Ph.D. student at the Australian Rivers Institute and School of Environment & Science at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Lana’s Ph.D. research explores struggles for Aboriginal water rights and access in the contemporary neoliberal water governance context in the State of New South Wales.

Lori Peek is Director of the Natural Hazards Center and Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora, and co-author of Children of Katrina. Peek is also principal investigator of the National Science Foundation CONVERGE initiative, which is dedicated to advancing social science and interdisciplinary hazards and disaster research.

Annika Rieger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Boston College. Her research interests include environmental sociology, political economy, and the sociology of development. Her research focuses on the environmental impacts of global business and transnational corporations.

Erin E. Robinson is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where she also directs the program in Environmental Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University at Buffalo where she researched social movement mobilization patterns in communities facing environmental hazards. Her research involves ethnographic field methods and the use of frame analysis as both a research tool and mode of analysis in social movement research. Her primary research interests are environmental sociology, community mobilization, grassroots networking and collaboration, and social construction of risk. Her first book, Community Mobilization or Environmental Problems: How a Grassroots Organization Forms and Works, addresses these interests. Her current work surrounds community capacity to organize around issues of air pollution and environmental justice, investigating the relationship between community mobilization and individual empowerment through narratives and storytelling.

Katrina Running is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University. She studies how farmers are adapting to agricultural water restrictions in Idaho, how people use and value natural resources and believe they should be managed, and the factors that help explain variation in public opinion about climate change, frequently through the lens of environmental justice. She completed a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2013.

Ali Sammel is a Lecturer at the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, in the field of Science Education. Her research areas include perceptions of freshwater, freshwater literacy and the social construction of freshwater, and teaching and learning of a posthumanistic science education.

John Schooneveldt has an academic background in psychology, linguistics, and ecology and has worked as a senior government adviser, business consultant and independent researcher. He now lives on a small farm in New South Wales and is experimenting with sustainable food and fibre production.

Ganesh Trichur teaches political economy and historical sociology at the City University of New York. He has published in the Journal of World-Systems Research and is the author of an edited volume on Asia and the transformation of the world-system.