Organizing for Policy Influence, a book by Benjamin Farrer (Environmental Studies) will be published on August 24, 2017. In the book, Farrer explains how activists can influence the policies they care about, even when they are outnumbered and their issues are ignored.
Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently had an article published in American Psychologist. He had been invited to guest edit a special section of the journal regarding psychobiography, and therefore wrote a short article titled “Integrating psychobiography into psychology’s mainstream: Introduction to the special section.”
Teresa Gonzales (Sociology) recently co-authored a blog post with 2017 Knox grad Marilyn Angelina Barnes on her AnSo senior research project.
Here is an excerpt:
“Marilyn Barnes, (a recent Knox Alumnae and departmental prize winner) conducted a study on the importance of adult mentoring relationships for “at-risk” middle-school students. Drawing on theories of social capital, Barnes found that adult mentorship relationships and youth-focused programming provided the middle-schoolers in her study both academic and personal support.”