Don Lafreniere (SS), Dan Trepal (IHA PhD candidate-SS), Sarah Fayen Scarlett (SS), John Arnold (SS), Robert Pastel (CS), and Ryan Williams (GRF), along with Luke Weidner (Colorado School of Mines) recently published “Public participatory historical GIS” in Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. In this article the authors call for a new approach to historical geographic information system (HGIS) study that includes public partnership to build HGIS datasets.
Kari Henquinet (SS and Pavlis Honors College) recently published the article “American World Visions of Vulnerabilty: The Sacred, the Secular, and Roots of Evangelical American Aid” in Research in Economic Anthropology, Volume 38, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.199 – 222. In this article, Henquinet analyzes “constructions of and responses to vulnerability in the US government and the evangelical aid organization, World Vision, during the 1950s and 1960s in Korea and Vietnam.”
Emily Prehoda (EEP PhD candidate-SS), Joshua Pearce (MSE, ECE), and Chelsea Schelly (SS) recently published “Policies to Overcome Barriers for Renewable Energy Distributed Generation: A Case Study of Utility Structure and Regulatory Regimes in Michigan” in Energies 2019, 12(4), 674.
Angie Carter was featured in The Lode: The Student News Site of Michigan Technological University in the February 1 column of The Professor’s Province.
Kari Henquinet was featured in The Lode: The Student News Site of Michigan Technological University in the January 24 column titled The Professor’s Province.
Richelle Winkler and EEP PhD student, Erin Burkett’s research was highlighted in the article “More women are fishin’–but not enough to offset the drop in men” published in Great Lakes Echo.
Mary Durfee (professor emerita at Michigan Tech) and Rachael Lorna Johnstone’s (University of Akureyri, Iceland and the University of Greenland) have published a new book, Arctic Governance in a Changing World with Rowan and Littlefield.
Arctic Governance in a Changing World provides a succinct yet precise account of the contemporary Arctic in the context of international relations and international law to explain the people and processes that govern the Arctic.
The book begins with an overview of the Arctic in light of its inextricable relation to the wider world. An explanation of environmental and political change in the Arctic follows. The book shows how various players in Arctic decision-making influence different spheres of governance. Security in the Arctic is analyzed in terms of both national and human security. Arctic economies are presented and then explored from a political economy perspective, including free trade issues and the influence of China. The book is strong on human and indigenous rights and explains how these rights constrain state and corporate behavior. It shows how the law of the sea in the Arctic determines resource allocation. Unique in a textbook about international relations is a chapter on Arctic shipping. The book explains how (and to what extent) international environmental law protects the vulnerable Arctic and its inhabitants in times of climate change. It concludes with an analysis of resilient governance in the Arctic.
Roman Sidortsov co-authored an article Sustainable Cybersecurity? Rethinking Approaches to Protecting Energy Infrastructure in the European High North published in Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 51, pp. 129-133.
Shan Zhou recently co-authored the article Understanding Renewable Energy Policy Adoption and Evolution in Europe: The Impact of Coercion, Normative Emulation, Competition, and Learning published in Energy Research & Social Science Vol. 51, pp. 1-11.
Students from Angie Carter’s Communities and Research class (SS4700) presented their semester research project at the Social Sciences Brown Bag. The project looked at food access in Houghton, Hancock, and Michigan Tech. An article on the presentation was featured in the Daily Mining Gazette.