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Dr. Peek (Sociology), Chair-Elect of ASA Section on Environment & Technology

Dr. Lori Peek, associate professor of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University (CSU), was selected as Chair-Elect of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Environment and Technology.

The ASA Section on Environment and Technology strives to bring attention to the world’s environmental problems. From the maintenance of genetic diversity to the disposal of radioactive wastes, from toxics in the groundwater to climate change in the atmosphere above, some of the most serious challenges of the 21st century involve society’s relationships with the environment and technologies upon which we all depend. As sociologists who study society, environment, and technology, the ASA section on Environment and Technology provides insights and research that help people to understand environmental problems and achieve workable solutions for them.

Dr. Peek will officially take the helm as Chair-Elect of the 400-plus member Environment and Technology Section at the 2013 Annual ASA Meeting beginning August 10, 2013 in New York City. Many faculty and graduate students in the Department of Sociology at CSU are active members of the Environment and Technology section and contribute to various activities associated with its research, teaching, and service mission. Dr. Peek has previously served as Chair of the Teaching and Training Committee for the Environment and Technology section and has long been an active participant in the section.

Those in Sociology and at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at CSU are very proud of Dr. Peek’s continued commitment to research on the environment, technology, and disasters and advancing the discipline of sociology as a whole. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Peek on another well-deserved accomplishment.

For more information about the ASA section on Environment and Technology, please visit: http://envirosoc.org/.