David A. Sonnenfeld | Environmental Studies | SUNY-ESF
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David A. SonnenfeldProfessor

David Sonnenfeld

211B Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-4931 | 315-470-6636
dsonn@esf.edu

Spring 2019 office hours: M 1:30-3:30pm; W 3:00-5:00pm; & by appt.

Affiliations

Education

  • S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Policy, University of California at Berkeley, 1998 - 2000
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991
  • B.A. (Honors College), Independent Scholar, with distinction, University of Oregon, 1973

Research Interests

  • Sociology of the environment and natural resources
  • Comparative environmental policy and politics
  • Sustainable transitions
  • Transboundary water governance
  • East/ Southeast Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Field, historical, and mixed research methods

Recent Books & Symposia

  • Sonnenfeld, David A., and Peter Leigh Taylor, eds. 2018. Special Issue on "Society and Natural Resources in an Illiberal World," Society & Natural Resources 31 (5), May. [link]
  • Taylor, Peter Leigh, and David A. Sonnenfeld, eds. 2018. Water Crises and Governance: Reinventing Collaborative Institutions in an Era of Uncertainty. London and New York: Routledge. [link
  • Taylor, Peter Leigh, and David A. Sonnenfeld, eds. 2017. Special Issue on "Water Crises and Institutions: Governance Challenges in an Era of Uncertainty," Society & Natural Resources 30 (4), April. [link]
  • Oosterveer, Peter, and David A. Sonnenfeld. 2015 [2012]. Food, Globalization and Sustainability. Korean edition, tr. Hye-Kyung Jung, Chul-Kyu Kim, Hong-Ju Kim, Min-Soo Park, and In-Ju Song. Seoul: Tabi Publishing Co. [link]
  • Smith, Ted, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David N. Pellow, eds. 2014 [2006]. Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry. Chinese edition, tr. Citizen of the Earth, Taiwan. Taipei: Socio Publishing Co., Ltd. [link
  • Lockie, Stewart, David A. Sonnenfeld, and Dana R. Fisher, eds. 2014. Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change. London and New York: Routledge. [link]
  • Mol, Arthur P.J., and David A. Sonnenfeld, eds. 2014 [2000]. Ecological Modernisation around the World: Perspectives and Critical Debates. eBook edition. London and New York: Routledge. [link]

Recent Articles & Chapters

  • Quigley, Dianne, *Alana Levine, David A. Sonnenfeld, Phil Brown, *Qing Tian, and Xiaofan Wei. 2019. "Survey on Using Ethical Principles in Environmental Field Research with Place-Based Communities," Science and Engineering Ethics 25 (2): 477-517. [link]
  • Zhang, Wei, Lei Zhang, Ying Li, *Yuling Tian, *Xiaoran Li, *Xue Zhang, Arthur P.J. Mol, David A. Sonnenfeld, Jianguo Liu, *Zeyu Ping, and Long Chen. 2018. "Neglected Environmental Health Impacts of China's Supply-side Structural Reform," Environment International 115 (June): 97-103. [link]
  • SonnenfeldDavid A., and Peter Leigh Taylor. 2018. "Liberalism, Illiberalism, and the Environment," Society & Natural Resources 31 (5): 515-524. [link]
  • Taylor, Peter Leigh, and David A. Sonnenfeld. 2017. "Water Crises and Institutions: Inventing and Reinventing Governance in an Era of Uncertainty," Society & Natural Resources 30 (4): 395-403. [link]
  • Sonnenfeld, David A., and Peter Leigh Taylor. 2017. "Scientific Publishing in the 21st Century: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Environmental Social Sciences," Society & Natural Resources 30 (1): 1-2. [link]
  • Quigley, Dianne, David A. Sonnenfeld, Phil Brown, Linda Silka, *Linlang He, and *Qing Tian. 2016. "Research Ethics Training on Place-based Communities and Cultural Groups," Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6 (3): 479-489. [link]
  • *Montefrio, Marvin Joseph F., David A. Sonnenfeld, and Valerie A. Luzadis. 2015. "Social construction of the environment and smallholder farmers' participation in ‘low-carbon’, agro-industrial crop production contracts in the Philippines," Ecological Economics 116 (August): 70-77.
  • *Na, Hang Ryeol, Jack P. Manno, David A. Sonnenfeld, and Gordon M. Heisler. 2015. "Governance of Forests: Regional Institutions in East Asia." Pp. 303-320 in Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia, eds. Paul G. Harris and Graeme Lang. London: Routledge.
  • Sonnenfeld, David A., and *Kristen Denninger Snyder. 2014. "Wildlife Conservation Areas and Protected Areas in China: A Law and Policy Bibliography," Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 17 (3): 152-163.
  • *Ma, Ben, Guojun Song, Lei Zhang, and David A. Sonnenfeld. 2014. "Explaining Sectoral Discrepancies between National and Provincial Statistics in China," China Economic Review 30: 353-369.
  • Mol, Arthur P.J., Gert Spaargaren, and David A. Sonnenfeld. 2014. "Ecological Modernization Theory: Where Do We Stand?" Pp. 35-66 in Ökologische Modernisierung: Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart eines Konzepts in Umweltpolitik und Sozialwissenschaften, eds. Martin Bemmann, Birgit Metzger, and Roderich von Detten. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag.
  • Lockie, Stewart, David A. Sonnenfeld, and Dana R. Fisher. 2014. "Socio-Ecological Transformations and the Social Sciences." Pp. 1-12 in Routledge International Handbook on Social and Environmental Change.
  • Mol, Arthur P.J., Gert Spaargaren, and David A. Sonnenfeld. 2014. "Ecological Modernisation Theory: Taking Stock, Moving Forward." Pp. 15-30 in Routledge International Handbook on Social and Environmental Change.

Virtual Lecture

  • "Ecological Modernization Theory: An Introduction", Renmin University, China, October 2009 (iTunes, link)

Courses

  • EST 361, History of the American Environmental Movement (3)
  • EST 494, Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (1)
  • EST 603, Research Methods and Design (3)
  • EST 612, Environmental Policy and Governance (3)
  • EST 690, International Environmental Policy Consultancy (with Wageningen Univ., NL) (3-4) [flyerarticle]
  • EST 696, Water in the Middle East: Issues and Opportunities (3) [flyer]
  • EST 796, Science, Technology & Sustainability (3)
  • EST 797, Chinese Environmental Policy (with Zhen Lin) (1) [link]
  • EST 797, Environmental Studies Seminar: Research Methods (1)
  • EST 797, Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research (with Dianne Quigley) (1)

Recent Graduate Theses

Doctoral

  • Mokashi, Shruti, "Forest Gods and Forest Conservation: Evolving Perceptions and Relationships of Local Communities with their Sacred Forests in Western India," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Community Land Planning), SUNY-ESF, 2019 (forthcoming)
  • Oh, Young Min, "Boundary Interaction between Science and Politics: A Case Study on Multinational Cooperative Mechanisms for Transboundary Air Pollution in Northeast Asia," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Community Land Planning), SUNY-ESF, 2018 (chair)
  • Lee, Kyungsun, "Exploring Eco-Industrial Parks via a Technological Innovation Systems Lens: Sustainability Transitions in South Korea and Japan," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Natural Resource Policy), SUNY-ESF, 2018 (chair)
  • Ni, Xiaole, "Sense and Sensibility: Scientists and Environmental Advocacy in China," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Natural Resource Policy), SUNY-ESF, 2018 (chair)
  • Yang, Xiaoliang, "An International Partnership Approach to Clean Energy Technology Innovation: Carbon Capture and Storage," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Natural Resource Policy), SUNY-ESF, 2016 (chair)
  • Dai, Fan, "California-China Subnational Climate Cooperation," Dept. of Forest and Natural Resource Management, SUNY-ESF, 2015
  • Montefrio, Marvin Joseph F., "Growing Low-Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines: Integration of Smallholders in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes," Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Environmental and Natural Resource Policy), SUNY-ESF, 2014 (chair)

Masters

  • Scott, Kelsey, "Gendered Division of Participation: The Role of Gender in Anti-Hydrofracking Advocacy," Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, 2018
  • Coberly, Laura, "Mangrove Dependencies and Participation in Rehabilitation. A Case Study of the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal," Graduate Program in Environmental Science, SUNY-ESF, 2014 (chair) 
  • Artyushevskaya, Nargis, "The Role of Women in Sustainability of Donor-funded, Rural Drinking Water Supply Projects in Developing Countries. A Case Study of Tajikistan," Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, 2014 
  • Jiang, Chao, "The Emergence of Preventive Chemical Management as a Salient Environmental Policy Concern in China. A Case Study of the Textile Industry," Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, 2014 (chair)

Professional Associations


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Kaira FuentesKaira Fuentes
ktfuente@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Smardon
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Community Land Planning
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (Environmental and Social Planning)

Doctoral Research Topic
The Role of Community-based Organizations in Natural Disaster Recovery and Community Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean. A Case Study of Caño Martín Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Areas of Competency
Collaborative planning; International environmental policy; Coastal zone management; Caribbean studies

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Awards

  • Randolph G. Pack Graduate Fellow, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, 2019
  • Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, 2018
  • Tropical Social Forestry Scholarship, SUNY-ESF, 2018
  • Excellence in Public Service Award, Graduate Students Association, SUNY-ESF, 2018


Marie LoeffelholzMarie Loeffelholz
maloeffe@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of Denver (Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy)

Awards

  • Outstanding natural resources and environmental law and policy graduate, University of Denver, 2016


Moory Romero FernandezMoory Romero Fernandez
mmromero@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Selfa and Sonnenfeld
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Previous Graduate Study: Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro (Environmental Geography)

Doctoral Research Topic
Water Scarcity and Intercultural Engagement in Times of Climate Change: A Political Ecology Approach in the Bolivian Andes

Journal articles

  • Ryan SJ, Lippi CA, Carlson CJ, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Borbor-Cordova MJ, Romero MM, Cox S, Mahon R, Trotman A, Rollock L, Gittens-St. Hilaire M, King D, Daniel S. 2018. "Zika virus outbreak, Barbados, 2015 – 2016," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98(6): 1857.
  • Stewart-Ibarra AM, Hargrave A, Diaz A, Kenneson A, Madden D, Romero MM, Molina JP, Macias Salto D. 2017. "Psychological distress and Zika, dengue, and chikungunya symptoms following the 2016 earthquake in Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador," Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14(12): 1516.
  • Ryan SJ, Carlson CJ, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Borbor-Cordova MJ, Romero MM, Cox S, Mahon R, Trotman A, St. Ville S, Ahmed S. 2017. "Zika virus outbreak, Dominica, 2016," Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(11): 1926.


Jongdae SongJongdae Song
jsong24@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Collins and Sonnenfeld
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Previous Graduate Study: Korea University (Public Administrationn)

Doctoral Research Topic
In Search of Socially Acceptable Solution(s) for Air Pollution in South Korea: The Role of Norms in Information Governance

Areas of Interest
Environmental policy and governance; Social norm formation and change; Pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) information systems; Ozone trends and problems in South Korea

Journal articles

  • Song, Jong-dae & Kim, Doo-rae. 2016. "Corporate motivational types and the mediating effects of voluntary agreements: 30/50 program for chemical pollutant release reduction in Korea," Korean Public Administration Review 50(1): 109-137.
  • Kim, Doo-rae & Song, Jong-dae. 2014. "Mechanism of controls over bureaucracy in Asian countries: an empirical exploration for typology," Journal of Governmental Studies 20(2): 35-62.