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Anderson, Cynthia

Burmeister, Larry

Castellano, Ursula

Faust, Kelly

Hatch, Laurie Russell

Henderson, Debra A.

Hoffman, Bruce

Kaufman, Nicole

Lee, Elizabeth M.

Li, Jieli

Mattley, Christine

Morgan, Charlie V.

Scanlan, Stephen J.

Thorne, Deborah

Vander Ven, Thomas

Welser, Howard T.


Bukky, Molly

Chapman, Kelli

Collins, Rebecca

Deb, Nikhil

Roberson, Roberta

Sauvage, Katlyn

Tufail, Aisha

Vaughan, Staci


Kuhre, Bruce

Myers, Lena

Schwartz, Martin

Shamblin, Don

Shelly, Robert

Dr. Stephen J. Scanlan

Stephen J. Scanlan

On Faculty Fellowship Leave for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Associate Professor
Ph.D.: The Ohio State University, 2000

Contact Information:
Phone: (740) 593-1384
Office: Bentley Annex 125

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization:
Comparative Social Change; Environmental Sociology; International Development; Poverty and Global Inequality; Social Movements

Courses Taught:
Soc 1000: Introduction to Sociology
Soc 2110: Collective Behavior
Soc 3300: Sociology of Poverty
Soc 4140/5140: Social Movements
Soc 4320/5320: Political Sociology
Soc 4810/5810: Environmental Sociology
Soc 6080: Seminar on Poverty
Soc 6120: Seminar on Globalization

Selected Publications:
Mercer, Carly T. and Stephen J. Scanlan. Forthcoming (2013). “Outsourcing Pollution:  Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Injustice in a Globalized China” in Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia edited by Jie-Li Li. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing.

Pu, Qiongyou and Stephen J. Scanlan. 2012. "Communicating Injustice: Framing and Online Protest against Chinese Government Land Expropriation." Information, Communication, and Society 15:572-590.

Scanlan, Stephen J. 2012. "Hunger and the Political Economy of the World Food System." Pp. 366-374 in The Handbook of World-Systems Analysis edited by Salvatore Babones and Christopher Chase-Dunn. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Scanlan, Stephen J. 2011. “The Theoretical Roots and Sociology of Environmental Justice in Appalachia.” Pp. 3-31 in Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Equity in Appalachia edited by Michele Morrone and Geoff Buckley. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.

Scanlan, Stephen J.  2010. “Gender, Development, and HIV/AIDS:  Implications for Child Mortality and Human Security in Less Industrialized Countries.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51: 211-32.

Scanlan, Stephen J., J. Craig Jenkins, and Lindsey Peterson. 2010. "The Scarcity Fallacy." Contexts 9:34-39.

Scanlan, Stephen J. 2009. “New Direction and Discovery on the Hunger Front: Toward a Sociology of Food Security/Insecurity.” Humanity and Society 33:292-316.

Scanlan, Stephen J., Laurie Cooper Stoll, and Kimberly Lumm. 2008. “Starving for Change: The Hunger Strike and Nonviolent Action, 1906-2004.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 28: 239-323.

Jenkins, J. Craig, Stephen J. Scanlan and Lindsey Peterson. 2007. “Social Stratification, Military Famine, and Child Hunger: A Cross-National Analysis, 1990-2000.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 51:823-847.

Scanlan, Stephen J. 2004. “Women, Development, and Food Security in Less Industrialized Societies: Contributions and Challenges for the New Century.” World Development 32: 1807-29.

Jenkins, J. Craig and Stephen J. Scanlan. 2001. “Food Security in Less Developed Countries, 1970-1990.” American Sociological Review 66: 718-744.


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