Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, participants, attendees, and others who have supported this event for making it an unadulterated success! We were thrilled at the amazing turn-out (more than 65 people in a packed Community Room during Dr. Andrew Hoffman’s keynote talk!), and caliber of the scholarship on display (almost 20 pieces of research by scholars from around the country — and Canada!).
We simply couldn’t have organized this symposium without the continued support and goodwill of our sponsors — the Humanities Center at Wayne State University, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Department of Communication, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, and Critical Sociology journal. Special thanks are also due to our keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Hoffman (University of Michigan), whose talk completely engaged our attendees, and who also donated copies of his books to the Wayne State University libraries.
We hope to make this symposium a regular event at Wayne State University, in keeping with the mission of the Sustainability Scholars’ Forum research working group, which is to showcase the wealth of social scientific and humanist scholarship related to sustainability — paying heed to its intersections of environmental, social, and economic complexities. Thanks to the wonderful feedback received from attendees, we have some great suggestions for future themes, venues, and formats — and hope to implement them!
If you are a a graduate student or faculty member at Wayne State University, and would like to be involved with the Sustainability Scholars’ Forum, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are at a different university, or an interested practitioner who would like to know more about our group and the work we do, you can also email us at email@example.com. We hope to hear from you!