Kasser Gives Virtual Talks

Tim Kasser, Psychology, recently gave two virtual talks. He was the invited speaker for the Question & Answer period of the Lifestyle segment of the Global Landscape Forum’s Kyoto 2019 Digital Edition Conference. He also gave an invited talk to environmental studies and psychology students and professors at Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany; the talk was titled “The application of values research to environmental communications and campaigns.”

Farrer Receives Grant

Ben Farrer, assistant professor of environmental studies, received a National Science Foundation grant (Award ID: 1851878, Titled “Collaborative Research: Technological Shocks and Institutional Effectiveness under Heterogeneous Risk”) to research how best to regulate fracking, and by extension, how best to make any controversial decision about a new technology. The grant is for approximately $300,000, runs until 2021, and is co-authored with Rob Holahan at Binghamton University. It will hopefully provide many well-paying and exciting jobs for Knox students over the next two years.

Conner Awarded Book Contract

Christopher T. Conner, visiting assistant professor of anthropology-sociology, has been awarded a book contract for an edited volume titled, “The Gayborhood Studies Reader.” The title will feature new and previously published articles on LGBT+ enclaves (i.e. the Castro, Boystown, The Grove, and Dupont Circle.) Conner will be listed as first editor; he is joined by Daniel Okamura, a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The volume will be published with Lexington Books and is due out in 2020.