This past weekend, May 3rd and 4th, the Center for the Study of Social Movements hosted the 7th annual John D. McCarthy Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior award lecture and presentation banquet as well as the 4th annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference. This year’s McCarthy award was presented to David Snow, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Irvine, for his extraordinary achievements in over three decades of social movement research and for the role that he has played in mentoring generations of scholars both within and outside of his own department.…
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Justin Farrell, a doctoral candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, is interested in how human values, morality, and religion impact our responses to environmental problems. His dissertation analyzes the cultural dimensions of environmental policy conflict in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The study is funded primarily by a three-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Graduate STAR Fellowship for Environmental Studies.
Farrell brought a similar focus to the 2010 BP oil spill in a recent study for which he won the American Sociological Association (ASA) 2012 Marvin E. Olsen Award for best graduate student paper on environment and technology.