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September 27, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHE XXIII – Save the Date

ImageDear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce XXIII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology that will take place in Lisbon, from 7-10 July 2018.

It will be organized by the Human Ecology group of the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

Please circulate this flyer widely.

Please mark your calendars to:

  • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
  • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Enjoy the spectacular city of Lisbon.

 

The 1st call for participation and information on submitting of Symposia Proposals, Contributed Papers and Workshops will be forthcoming soon.

In the meantime, anyone with preliminary program suggestions, or contact information for interested colleagues or institutions is invited to reply to

sheconference2018@gmail.com

 

We look forward to welcoming you next year.

All the best,

Iva Pires

(Program Chair: SHE-XXIII)

April 11, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

New SHE Officers and Board Members

 

The Society for Human Ecology is pleased to announce appointment of the following new officers and board members.   This is an exciting group of individuals with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds.  We look forward to working together with them on the Society’s agenda of international networking, conference planning, publication of SHE’s journal – Human Ecology Review, and related activities.

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 First Vice President (President-elect)

Iva Miranda Pires
Universidade Nova De Lisboa
pimm@fcsh.unl.pt

Iva Miranda Pires is associate professor at the Faculdade Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; she has a degree in Geography, from Universidade de Coimbra and a PhD in Human Geography, from Universidade de Lisboa. She teaches at the Sociology Department where she also coordinates the master and the PhD programs in Human Ecology. She is a team member of CICS Nova, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences.  She is involved in the coordination or as team member of several research projects funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) and international projects. She co-coordinated the team of PERDA (Project on the Study and Reflection on Food Waste), Green Ideas Award 2011. She is the scientific coordinator of Fellow Mundus (2014-2017), an EU mobility program with Latin America universities. Her main scientific areas of research are human ecology and sustainable development and social and economic geography.

 

Third Vice President

Sue Liza Saguiguit
University of the Philippines – Los Banos
scsaguiguit@up.edu.ph

Dr. Sue Liza C. Saguiguit is an Associate Professor and a former Dean of the College of Human Ecology (CHE), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB). She is currently the Assistant to the Chancellor and the Director of the Office of Alumni Relations at UPLB. She teaches courses in Human Ecology, Human Development, Human Migration, Housing and Family, and Community Resource Management. She has published several papers on the environmental learning of children in agricultural rural communities, indigenous play activities and environmental values of children in rural communities, and the awareness of environmental health hazards of street children, among others. Her current research interests include family intergenerational transfer of indigenous knowledge, food and nutrition security of families, and human development in settlements design and planning. Her academic background in Human Ecology includes the areas of Human Settlements, Human Environment and Design, Human Development, and Family and Child Ecology. She pursued her graduate studies and received her PhD from Michigan State University, USA.

 

Board Members

Jennifer Givens
Utah State University
Jennifer.givens@usu.edu

I am an environmental and comparative international sociologist. Broadly, I study coupled human and natural systems. My research examines environmental and social sustainability across nation-states, and I study how these relationships change over time. In some of my research I investigate variation in countries’ carbon intensity of well-being, which is a way to measure a country’s progress toward simultaneous environmental and social sustainability by asking how carbon intensely nation-states produce well-being for citizens. This research explores the effects of unequal global integration and militarization, addresses issues of inequality, human well-being, sustainability, and energy use, and explores the connections between development and drivers of climate change. In other research, I explore various forms of environmental concern and action and their causes and consequences, both across and within nations. I am also working on interdisciplinary research on resilience and sustainability in food, energy, and water systems. My research is quantitative, and I employ both longitudinal and multilevel modeling techniques.

 

Michael J. Kimball
University of Northern Colorado
MichaelKimball@unco.edu

Michael J. Kimball is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). He served as UNC’s 2007/8 Schulze Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and directed its Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership from 2008-2013. His scholarship focuses on heritage place building research, engaged anthropology, and archaeology. He serves on the editorial boards for Partnerships, the eJournal of Public Affairs, and the Journal of Heritage Management (Sage, India). Kimball’s teaching includes community engaged anthropological research and a long-term partnership with the international nonprofit, Soliya, which connects students from Western nations to their counterparts in Middle Eastern nations through online, face-to-face, small-group dialogues. He is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher, co-author of UNC’s Community and Civic Engagement Plan, and author of a new book, Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection (Kendall Hunt Publishing).

 

Lori Peek
University of Colorado-Boulder
lori.peek@colorado.edu

Lori Peek is director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies vulnerable populations in disaster and has conducted field investigations in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, the Christchurch earthquakes, the Joplin tornado, Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Matthew. Peek 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 has received numerous awards for her scholarship, teaching, and service to the broader hazards and disaster community. She is past Chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Environment and Technology and is currently the President of the Research Committee on Disasters for the International Sociological Association. She is a Board Member for the William Averette Anderson Fund, which is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented professionals in hazards and disaster research and practice.

 

Daniel Stokols
University of California, Irvine
dstokols@uci.edu

Dan Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the University of California, Irvine and served as founding dean of UCI’s School of Social Ecology http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/dstokols. His research and teaching activities are in the fields of social ecology, environmental and ecological psychology, public health, and transdisciplinary team science.  Stokols has served as consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the W.M. Keck and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, and several community organizations. He is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986), the National Academy of Sciences report on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science(2015), and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987), Environmental Simulation (1993) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). His most recent book, Social Ecology in the Digital Age, was published in October, 2017 http://bit.ly/2uqjqlz.

 

Harry Weekes
Head, The Sage School
harry@thesageschool.org

Raised on the East Coast until the ripe age of three, Harry moved to Idaho in 1972. He studied Environmental Science, Biology and Studio Art at Middlebury College, and earned his graduate degree in Life Science from the University of Maryland in College Park. After 25 years of teaching and researching topics ranging from how the built environment enhances learning to brain development, he continues his work as an aspiring adolescent anthropologist. Harry founded The Sage School (an independent grades 6-12 school) in an effort to fully explore the ideas, methods, and philosophies embodied by the school, and because he believes that including adolescents is essential in creating real and positive change. He is curious about and interested in many things: writing, sketching, Biology, Ecology, watercolor, and agriculture. He has served on the Board of Directors of the local Hunger Coalition, and is currently on the development team of Quigley Farm, a neighborhood development dedicated to building a thriving and restorative community through collaborations and partnerships that produce sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits.  Harry has a wonderful wife, three children, a dog, two cats and a smattering of chickens.

 

Student Representatives

Igor d’Anglis
Universidade Nove De Lisboa
igordangelis@gmail.com

Igor d’Angelis has a BsC in Biological Sciences and a master in Development and Environment at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB – Brazil).  He is currently studying local ecological knowledge applied to fisheries management in marine ecosystems as part of his PhD research in Human Ecology at New University of Lisbon (FCSH – UNL).

 

Kira West
College of the Atlantic
kwest17@coa.edu

Kira is a second year graduate student at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, and currently serves as network manager for the Society for Human Ecology.  In addition to her graduate assistantship for the Society, she is working on a master’s thesis focused on place-based and outdoor education in Downeast Maine. Her project is an ethnography concentrating on the implementation of alternative education and the role of place-based education in the United States. She intends to start her own school of outdoor education and continue contributing scholarly work to the field of education and education reform.

April 5, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXIII Keynote Wendy Gunn

We are pleased to announce Wendy Gunn will give a keynote presentation on the Human Ecology of the Micro Cosmos at  SHEXXIII conference, Lisbon July 7-10.

Wendy Gunn is Senior Research Fellow, Research [x] Design Research Group, Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium. She was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from KU Leuven Research Council to collaborate with Prof Ann Heylighen (architecture) and Prof Dirk Saelens (building physics). The research seeks to leverage scientific research involving patients’ sensorial experience and perceptual acuity to inform future design of measurement experiments towards improving indoor air quality within hospital healthcare settings. Her research has involved the co-design of the research framework for the wider research project: An Anthropological Inquiry by Means of Design Towards Improving Indoor Air Quality Within Hospital Settings, and a pilot study Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies and Methods in Data Collection of Air Quality (Measured and Perceived) within Hospital Healthcare Settings.As a researcher, she has cross-disciplinary expertise in architecture, anthropology and design and significant experience of conducting collaborative research as part of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary design teams involving both the private and public sectors. Central to her research is a close connection between theory and practice, research and teaching.

For more information see https://sheconference2018.weebly.com/

February 27, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXIII Hotels

This is the list of Hotels with whom the Faculty has a corporate protocol offering lower prices for accommodation. Please be aware that this is no guarantee that they will have rooms available due to the high demand for accommodations in Lisbon. You can start searching for accommodation in these hotels mentioning that you would like to take advantage of the prices accorded by the corporate protocol with FCSH, while also searching through Booking.com and other websites.

List of Lisbon Hotels with Special Rates

January 25, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

HER Pre-Print: Human Ecology and Food Systems

An online pre-print of Davila, F. 2018 Human Ecology and Food Systems: Insights from the Philippines to appear in a forthcoming issue of Human Ecology Review can be downloaded from http://hdl.handle.net/1885/139615

A full abstract is here

January 20, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

Vietnam Resolution on Sustainable Development of Mekong Delta

The Vietnamese Government has passed a resolution on moves to ensure a climate resistant and sustainable food production and development in the Mekong Delta.

You can read the resolution in full here.

January 18, 2018 / societyforhumanecology

Book Review: Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle (eds) has been reviewed by Thomas Burns and Leslie Miller for a forthcoming issue of Human Ecology Review. You can access a formatted pre-print at this stable url.

December 12, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

HER 23:2 Out Now

Human Ecology Review vol 23:2 is out now.

Special Issue: Human Ecology—A Gathering of Perspectives:
Portraits from the Past—Prospects for the Future.

This special issue is a reflection on some key contributors to the development of formative concepts and approaches to human ecology from across the last 100 years. It also contains commentary and reproduction of three papers presented at the first ever Society for Human Ecology conference, held in Maryland in 1985, noting the enduring topicality of the issues and concerns with which human ecology deals. It is hoped that this special issue will be just the start of a collection of resources of historical contributions and developments for scholars of human ecology.

It is free in online open access format at https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/human-ecology-review-volume-23-number-2

Content:

  • A Century of Human Ecology: Recollections and Tributes—
    On the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Ecological Society
    of America Section Editor: Richard J. Borden
  • A Brief History of Human Ecology within the Ecological Society
    of America and Speculation on Future Direction Section Editor: Robert Dyball
  • Ellen Swallow Richards: Mother of Human Ecology? Robert Dyball and Liesel Carlsson
  • Paul Sears: Cautious “Subversive” Ecologist Gene Cittadino
  • Frank Golley’s Perspectives on Environmental Ethics and Literacy:
    How to Avoid Irreversible Impacts of Hydro-Power and Inter-Oceanic
    Canal Development on Mesoamerican Tropical Ecosystems Alan P. Covich
  • Rachel Carson: Saint or Sinner? Mark Hamilton Lytle
  • René Dubos: Wooing the Earth, from Soil Microbes to Human Ecology Carol L. Moberg
  • Healing the Earth: The Relevance of Ian McHarg’s Work for the Future Frederick Steiner
  • Gregory Bateson’s Search for “Patterns Which Connect” Ecology and Mind Richard J. Borden
  • Introduction to Garrett Hardin’s “Human Ecology: The Subversive,
    Conservative Science” Richard J. Borden
  • Human Ecology: The Subversive, Conservative Science (reproduced article) Garret Hardin
  • Introduction to Philip J. Stewart’s “Meaning in Human Ecology” John Schooneveldt
  • Meaning in Human Ecology (reproduced article) Philip J. Stewart
  • Introduction to John Visvader’s “Philosophy and Human Ecology” William Throop
  • Philosophy and Human Ecology (reproduced article) John Visvader