Socioecology to be Subject of Hartwick Sociology Lecture

March 31, 2010

Tatiana Schor will deliver the 2010 H. Claude Hardy Lecture in Sociology at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall on the Hartwick College campus.

The lecture, titled "Forests, Cities and Rivers: The Socioecology of the Urban Network in the Amazon Forest," will address theoretical and methodological challenges of understanding urbanization in the western section of the Brazilian Amazon, specifically along the Solimões and Amazon rivers. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Schor is a research scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Schor earned a Ph.D. in environmental science, as well as a master's degree in human geography and a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of São Paulo. She holds a full professorship in the department of geography at the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil.

Schor is executive director of the Center for City Studies in the Brazilian Amazon and coordinates research on the urban network along the Amazon and Solimões rivers, focusing on urbanization, urban networks, productive chains of forestry products, social movements, society, and nature. Her main research interests have been radical critiques of the automobile, science under international climate change agendas, and urbanization in the western section of the Brazilian Amazon.

The lecture is sponsored by the Hartwick College Sociology Department through its Hardy Chair endowed speakers fund. H. Claude Hardy, the first chair of Hartwick's combined Anthropology and Sociology Department, generously endowed Hartwick College with a fund to establish a lecture series in his memory. He left instructions that the speakers must be able to connect their studies of academic matters with information of interest to the contemporary community. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

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