Schelly Quoted in Article on the Inter-connectivity of Food Production, Energy, and Water Usage

Chelsea Schelly
Chelsea Schelly

Chelsea Schelly was quoted in the Sierra Magazine article Think Your Household Is Susatinable?  Think Again.   Schelly is a co- principal investigator on the project, “Reducing Household Food, Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation.”,  that has received a $1,477,068 grant from the National Science Foundation.


Banerjee, Schelly, & Halvorsen Publish on Public Perceptions of Wood-based Electricity Production

EnvironmentalSociologyAparajita Banerjee (who recently completed her PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy), Chelsea Schelly (SS) and Kathleen E. Halvorsen (SS/SFRES) recently published the article “Understanding Public Perceptions of Wood-based Electricity Production in Wisconsin, United States: Place-based Dynamics and Social Representations” in the journal Environmental Sociology. It is available via Online First.

The article is based on research conducted with the support of funding from the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) Program IIA #1243444 and Research Coordination Network (RCN) Program CBET #1140152.

Langston Interviewed on “Copper Country Today” Radio Program

Nancy Langston

Latika Gupta (SBE) and Nancy Langston (SS) discussed the Standing Rock Sioux and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests on Copper Country Today. The interview aired on Dec. 18 on WOLV FM, WHKB FM, and WCCY AM/FM.

Langston focused on sovereignty and environmental justice issues and Gupta provided an economic perspective. The entire interview can be found on the Copper Country Today website.

Options For Calumet’s Future Discussed

Calumet-Village-Office-300x169From The Keweenaw Report

The Villages of Calumet and Laurium and Calumet Township all have highlights and their own challenges.

Dwindling populations and median household incomes well below the state average–especially in Calumet Village–have reduced the availability of services to residents over the years.

A team from Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences has spent the last four months looking at the advantages and disadvantages of several options for the area.

Doctoral Student Kelley Christensen said, “We looked at five different possibilities.  We looked at keeping the status quo, we looked at intergovernmental agreements, revenue sharing, the possibility of the Village of Calumet dissolving into the township, and we also looked at the possibility of Laurium and Calumet Village becoming a city.”

Changes could take years to implement and a monumental effort would be needed by all community members involved, but Christensen says it all starts with people willing to talk about the possibilities.

Christensen said, “We just really hope that this starts a conversation.  Our purpose here was to provide information to them and give them a list of options, and then we’re hoping that it will facilitate discussion and participation in government.”

Their report is online for the public to review.

The team will also post the power point presentation from Monday’s meeting online.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Richelle Winkler of Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences.

Henquinet Publishes on International Development Agencies in West Africa

Kari Henquinet
Kari Henquinet

Kari Henquinet published an article “Production of Knowledge: International Development Agencies: Sahelian West Africa” in the collaborative project Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online (Brill publishing).  The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a groundbreaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.  Read More