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Ellingsonā€™s To Care for Creation Published

Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement, published this month by the University of Chicago Press. The book chronicles the religious environmental movement and its commitment to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic.  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College President David Wippman announced the promotion of four faculty members to the rank of professor.  Heather Buchman, music; Stephen Ellingson, sociology; Ella Gant, art; and Chaise LaDousa, anthropology, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

From left, Rebecca Murtaugh, Doug Weldon, Nathan Goodale, Carl Rubino, Russell Marcus, Steve Ellingson.
Six Honored With Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Six Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 9. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Hannah Tessler '14
Born Chinese, Raised American

Hannah Tessler ’14 is connecting with children adopted from China to learn about their unique experiences being “raised American,” in her project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  With Associate Professor of Sociology Steve Ellingson, she will listen to others’ stories and “search for relationships between a child’s environment and their outlook on a variety of topics and issues.”  More ...

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Ellingson Publishes Book Chapter About Megachurches

Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of a chapter in Religion in Consumer Society: Brands, Consumers, and Markets.  In his chapter, "Packaging Religious Experience, Selling Modular Religion: Explaining The Emergence and Expansion of Megachurches," Ellingson shows  how the growth and success of megachurches has been fueled by their ability to create new religious practices that are easily adapted across theological and denominational boundaries.  More ...

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Ellingson Presents New Research on Women in Jazz at MVCC

Stephen Ellingson, associate professor of sociology, presented his paper titled "Jazz, Gender, and the Color Line" at both campuses of Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) on Oct. 19.  More ...

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Ellingson Publishes Study About Religious Environmentalism

Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson along with Veronon Woodley (Eastern Illinois University) and Anthony Paik (University of Iowa) published “The Structure of Religious Environmentalism: Movement Organizations, Interorganizational Networks, and Collective Action” in the June 2012 issue of Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.   More ...

William Rusche '13 and Andrea Wrobel '13.
Green Religion

Within the past 25 years, a new type of social movement has emerged in American culture: religious environmental groups. Their members apply religious texts and beliefs to environmental causes, raising environmental concern and benefiting sustainable practices. However, despite how diverse and numerous these groups have become, sociologists have yet to study them in detail.  More ...

Emily Gerston '11
Slacktivism is the New Activism
The Facebook group “Stand with Youth, Call for Obama's Leadership toward Bold Climate Action,” currently has 22,112 members. But how many of them called the White House in preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference? Activists who give their support but contribute little else are called slacktivists and are increasingly common with the growth of the Internet. Emily Gerston ’11, who received a Levitt grant, is learning how the Internet has affected political participation. More ...
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Ellingson Publishes Chapter on Megachurches
Stephen Ellingson, associate professor of sociology, published a chapter in The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, edited by Bryan S. Turner. More ...
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