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Hunter, Lori Mae Professor


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, demography, sociology


selected publications


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 4007 - Global Human Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    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
    Helps students design and initiate an honors thesis based on original sociological research.
  • SOCY 4451 - Senior Honors Seminar 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Helps students complete an honors thesis based on original sociological research. Emphasizes analyzing data, writing research reports, and presenting results.
  • SOCY 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
  • SOCY 7017 - Population and Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Reviews research on human-environment interactions, with a focus on ways in which demographic processes influence, and are influenced by, the environmental context. Specific topics include conceptual and analytical frameworks; methodologies; intervening factors shaping human dimensions of environmental change; and regionally-focused research.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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