ASA’s Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award Goes to Professor Kenneth Gould

Professor Kenneth A. Gould (GC, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Sociology / Brooklyn, Sociology), was awarded the 2018 Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Environment and Technology.

The award recognizes outstanding service, innovation, and/or publication in environmental sociology or sociology of technology. Gould is the first CUNY scholar to receive the award since its inception in 1983.

Gould studies the political economy of the environment, technology, and development and is best known for his contribution to the Treadmill of Production model. He is the co-author and co-editor of a number of books, including Environment and Society: The Enduring Conflict; Local Environmental Struggles; The Treadmill of Production; and Green Gentrification: Urban Sustainability and the Struggle for Environmental Justice.

Professor Cindi Katz (GC, Earth and Environmental Studies and Psychology), the executive officer of the environmental studies Ph.D. program, called Gould “an exemplary, interdisciplinary scholar of socio-environmental relations and a generous colleague and teacher,” adding, “This award is a testament to Ken’s ongoing dedication to the field.”

Submitted on: AUG 29, 2018

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