Angeline Blain’s latest book, I Used to Be Irish: Leaving Ireland, Becoming American, has been published by A & A Farmar.
A compilation of Michael Blain’s articles on political violence have been published as The Sociology of Terrorism: Studies in Power, Subjection, and Victimage Ritual by Universal-Publishers.
Ginna Husting and Martin Orr’s article “Dangerous Machinery: ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ as a Transpersonal Strategy of Exclusion” was recently published in Symbolic Interaction.
Robert McCarl is one of only four scholars in the nation to be awarded a 2010-2011 Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. McCarl will study the environmental ethics of different occupational groups in Idaho’s Silver Valley, where he plans to interview and document three broad categories of workers: ecologically-focused occupations such as plant biologists, geologists and water-quality specialists; current-use occupations such as miners, loggers, and fishermen; and future-oriented occupations, such as preservationists, developers, clergy and Coeur d’Alene tribal leaders. His analysis, videos, photographs, notes and maps will be given to the American Folklife Center and shared with the local community. For detail, see Boise State’s Update.
Martin Orr’s article, “The Failure of Neoliberal Globalization and the End of Empire: Neoliberalism, Imperialism, and the Rise of the Anti-globalization Movement,” was recently published in the International Review of Modern Sociology. A revised and updated version of this article is soon to appear as a chapter in Globalization in the Twenty-First Century: Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale. His work on peak oil was featured in the Fall 2006 issue of Focus, “Confronting Social Theories : Experts make sense of International Relations”
Steve Patrick and Robert Marsh have had an article published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice: ”Beneath the Surface: Juvenile Adjudication Disparity in a Rural County.”
Steve Patrick and Robert Marsh are conducting the annual child sexual abuse study for the state of Idaho and have begun research related to child sexual abuse, most currently a study of perception of attractiveness and age.
Sergio Romero during the 2009-2010 academic year worked for the 2010 US Census…
Arthur Scarritt’s article “Broker Fixed: the Racialized Social Structure and the Subjugation of Indigenous Populations in the Andes” has been accepted for publication in Critical Sociology. He also recently contributed two articles – “Peru” and “Indigenous Peoples, Latin America” – to editor Richard T. Schaefer’s Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society.
Arthur Scarritt has recently received three grants: A University Research Assistant Award from the Provost’s Office, a Research Grant from the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, and a Library Collection Development Grant.
Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada joined the department this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California with her dissertation entitled “Educational Trajectories in the Mexican-Origin Population.” Her teaching and research interests include Immigration, Education, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Social Demography, and Statistics.