Society and the Environment


The Series

The impact of humans on the natural environment is one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. Key topics of concern include mounting natural resource pressures, accelerating environmental degradation, and the rising frequency and intensity of disasters. Governmental and non-governmental actors have responded to these challenges through increasing environmental action and advocacy, expanding the scope of environmental policy and governance, and encouraging the development of the so-called “green economy.” This book series encompasses a range of social science research, aiming to unify perspectives and advance scholarship. Books in the series focus on cutting-edge global issues at the nexus of society and the environment.

Forthcoming Titles

Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States, by Rebecca Elliott

Super Polluters: Tackling the World’s Largest Sites of Climate-Disrupting Emissions, by Don Grant, Andrew Jorgenson, and Wesley Longhofer


We hope to recruit authors to the series to write books that are rigorous scholarship with contemporary appeal and that transcend academic boundaries. If you would like to propose a book, please email the series editors with a one- or two-page prospectus that summarizes your book (its thesis, purpose, and methodological approach) and includes a brief description of intended audience and related/competing books in the field. Please explain what key questions or problems the proposed book will address or answer. Also please explain how the proposed book will contribute to the literature of its field and in what way is it distinctive. For more information, please refer to CUP’s proposal submission guidelines.

The Editors

Dana R. Fisher is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Activism, Inc. (Stanford, 2006) and National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), co-author of Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement (with Erika Svendson and James Connolly; Routledge, 2015) and Practice of Research (with Shamus Khan; Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-editor of The Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change (with Stewart Lockie and David Sonnenfeld; 2013).

Lori Peek is professor in the Department of Sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is the author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11 (Temple, 2011), co-author of Children of Katrina (with Alice Fothergill; Texas, 2015), and co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora (with Lynn Weber; Texas, 2012). She is former chair of the American Sociological Association section on Environment and Technology.

evanEvan Schofer is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. He is the co-author of Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization (with Gilli Drori, John Meyer, and Francisco Ramirez; Stanford University, 2002).