Like the aquaponic set up at Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI pictured above, here is my experiment in website creation and attempting to do public sociology in a creative, self-sustaining, fun way. Maybe these pages will fill with drafts of my sociological research, ideas, and arguments? Here is to starting out and trying something new.
This short blog is a part of an online sociology textbook, in which I give a short bio of how I came to study sociology, a definition of sustainability, and how I use this definition in my own research.
In this edited collection, I offer a chapter about Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, FL. I focus on how skateboarding connects generations of skaters and how they make meaning with this social practice.
Here is a blog I wrote about my work on sustainability and social justice in Ireland posted on the website for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), which supports UN education for sustainable development and the UN sustainable development goals.
In this recent book, I coauthored the introductory chapter titled “Chicago: Neoliberal City” laying out the parameters of neoliberalism and then in chapter 4 “Urban Sustainability and the ‘Greening’ of Neoliberal Chicago” I present the challenges of enacting sustainable, socially just, solutions in this context. Here is the publisher link for more information:
Below is an interview of one of the editors and one of the contributors to this research on the radio show “Live from the Heartland” on WLUW 88.7fm in Chicago.
Melissa Ross, host of “First Coast Connect” on WJCT community supported public radio in Jacksonville, FL, interviewed me about a recent article I co-authored where we dive into hardcore punk as a technology of the collective. I have also linked to the article in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
Marian Herriott, the host of “Community Matters” on Connemara Community Radio, interviewed me 20 minutes in to the show about the 45 year history of the study abroad program I led and also asked about our experiences and impressions this year.
This literature review was inspired by my Ph.D. research about urban sustainability in the context of North American cities.