WDDE Series on Eden and Hamilton Park Communities

A series of recent WDDE articles by Sophia Schmidt highlight the ongoing environmental justice struggles of two New Castle County communities – Eden Park and Hamilton Park – and some of the research that I have been doing in these communities. Check out the stories here:

Residents Take Environmental Perceptions and Relocation Survey

State Collects More Data on Eden Park Fugitive Dust

Environmental Survey Shows Some Residents Likely to Move Out

The BAF Fellows Hazard Workshop in Southbridge

Recently, Bill Anderson Fund (BAF) Fellows from around the country worked with local residents in Southbridge to identify their local hazards. The hazards workshop was a learning and collaborative opportunity for the students, striving to create a sustainable connection between the local community members, UD, and the BAF. Read all about the workshop and other activities the fellows were involved in all weekend here.

Examining Fast Fashion in Introduction to Sociology

One way to teach sociology is to highlight our inter-connectedness through globalization. Specifically, students in my class and I study “dependency theory” and how it is a useful lens on the fast fashion industry, as well as the impact of the used clothing that it generates. Check out this recent story about UD undergraduate research in the area, as well as this article from the Washington Post.