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Prof. April Linton is co-editor of and contributor to the recently published book – The Global Governance of Food

Prof. April Linton is a co-editor of and contributor to, The Global Governance of Food, recently published by Routledge. Our need for food is a constant; how we acquire food is a variable; and the production, commercialization, and consumption of food therefore offer an invaluable window onto the globalization of the world we inhabit. Food provides an ideal site for answering the fundamental questions of governance of central concern to globalization debates. This book presents recent and interdisciplinary scholarship about the variety of mechanisms governing global food systems and their impacts on human and environmental well-being

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Prof. John Skrentny has been named Director and Prof. David Fitzgerald has been named Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies.

Sociology Professor John Skrentny has been named Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and Sociology Professor David Fitzgerald has been named Associate Director of the Center.  The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California-San Diego. The Center is an interdisciplinary, multinational research and training program devoted to comparative work on international migration and refugee movements. Its primary missions are to conduct comparative and policy-oriented research, train academic researchers, students, and practitioners, and disseminate its research to academics, policymakers, and NGOs through research seminars, conferences, publications, the internet, and the mass media.

Patricia Wang selected to receive a Pacific Rim Research Program grant

Congratulations to Patricia Wang who has been selected to receive a Pacific Rim Research Program grant for her proposal on “Chinese Urban Migrants in the Information Age: Intensive Technology and Politics of Digital Space” Great news!

Michael Evans awarded Louisville Institute dissertation writing fellowship

Michael Evans has been awarded a year-long dissertation writing fellowship by the Louisville Institute. The fellowship is for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity. Michael’s dissertation investigates the connections between elite public conversations about religion and science and the everyday lives of American religious believers. Using discourse analysis, archival research, and in-depth interviews with ordinary Americans, he looks at how particular persons become seen as representative of religion or science in four key debates: human origins, stem cell research, origins of homosexuality, and environmental policy. This research illuminates how elite public conversation can shape the daily experience of American religious life, and increases our understanding of the indirect mechanisms that shape institutional configurations in American religion. Congrats Michael.