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Hunter, Lori Mae



Research Areas research areas



  • rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa, natural resources, social dimensions of climate change, migration, South Africa, rural Mexico-US migration, climate migration, rural America, rural change, rural health and well-being, climate hazards, demography, sociology


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courses taught

  • SOCY 2077 - Environment and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Examines interactions between societies and their natural and built environments through the lens of inequality. Describes how environmental problems vary along, are shaped by, and exacerbate disparities along lines of race, socioeconomic status, and other forms of social status. Also examines collective efforts to address social and environmental problems.
  • SOCY 3201 - Sociological Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to the logics and methods of sociological research. This requirement for majors teaches ways to answer sociological questions by collecting and analyzing different types of data. Students are trained in research ethics and learn how to collect their own data and conduct original sociological research. Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data are included.
  • SOCY 4007 - Global Human Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Examines global environmental issues from sociological perspectives. Focuses on such problems as overpopulation, world hunger and poverty, pollution, resource shortages, environmental impact of technology and population dynamics, public policy, and strategies for change. Degree credit not granted for this course and SEWL 2000.
  • SOCY 4441 - Senior Honors Seminar 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Helps students design and initiate an honors thesis based on original sociological research.
  • SOCY 4451 - Senior Honors Seminar 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Helps students complete an honors thesis based on original sociological research. Emphasizes analyzing data, writing research reports, and presenting results.


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