Faculty note: Hutchison heads-up a new book series in urban sociology

If you are starting a new publishing house in the UK and want to introduce an innovative book series in urban sociology that will highlight emerging research studies from around the world — who are you going call? Look no further than UW-Green Bay! Prof. and Ray Hutchison (Sociology, Anthropology, and longtime chair of Urban Studies), was sought out by Anthem Publishers to head-up its new book series in urban sociology. The series will publish 3 to 4, 200-page monographs each year. The first members of the editorial board selected by Hutchison include Richard Ocejo (John Jay College, City University of New York), Marta Smagacz-Poziemska ( University of Warsaw), and Tomasso Vitale (Sciences Po, Paris). View publisher information about the series, here.


Faculty Note: Lynn Walter speaks at conference

UW-Green Bay Prof. Emerita Lynn Walter (Anthropology) was a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association conference which was held in Eau Claire, Oct. 5. Walter spoke during the “Business Sector Analysis Food Cooperatives: Part of our Economic Development Landscape” session, and discussed the process and challenges of developing the New Leaf Market Cooperative in De Pere, as well as the promotion of local farm and food products, good job creation and more.

In the media: Retired prof Walter continues New Leaf leadership

Retired faculty member Lynn Walter is continuing her leadership in starting a downtown Green Bay food co-op, and the group is getting closer to choosing a site, Fox 11 News reported this weekend. Walter, a retired anthropology professor who founded and previously directed the Center for Food in Community and Culture here at UW-Green Bay, is president of the New Leaf Market Cooperative board of directors. She told Fox 11’s Bill Miston that the group now has more than 600 member-owners, and is engaged in active site negotiations to choose a locale. Once that happens, a capital campaign will begin — the total cost for the co-op project is about $6 million, and the market could be open within a year of site selection. Full story.

In the news: White describes the Sikh faith for story on WLUK, Fox 11

Assistant Prof. Jill White, Human Development and Anthropology, shared her knowledge of the Sikh faith with WLUK, Fox 11 Monday (Aug. 6) in the wake of the temple shooting that killed six, plus the gunman, during the weekend. Tenets of the faith, sometimes confused with Islam or Hinduism, include a belief in one God and a commitment to equality for all people, White told the station’s Beth Jones. “I think events like this make it apparent to all of us how urgent it is for us to find out more about one another,” White said, “just to find out more about what our neighbors do believe, and how similar we actually are.” Full story.

Guest speaker on Thursday is linguistic anthropologist

Assistant Professor Leslie Moore of Ohio State University is the guest speaker at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 19) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Her visit is sponsored by the Psychology and Human Development, the Psi Chi honorary and the academic unit in anthropology. Moore’s topic has local currency: “Reflexive Research, Outreach, and Engagement with Children and Families of the Somali Diaspora.” Moore’s research explores how culture shapes language and literacy development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple schooling traditions.  She has published extensively on her ethnographic work with two communities in Cameroon, and she is currently working with a Somali community in Ohio.

Faculty notes: White and Schnurr publish book chapter

Assistant Profs. Jill White and Melissa Schnurr of the Human Development faculty contributed a chapter titled “Development Psychology” to a newly published book. The book is Internationalizing the Psychology Curriculum in the United States, edited by Frederick T. L. Leong, Wade E. Pickren,Mark M. Leach, and Anthony J. Marsella, and published by Springer. More information.