|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Department||Environmental Studies Department|
|Phone||831-459-4662 (office), |
831-459-2634 (ENVS department)
|Office||Interdisciplinary Sciences Building 430|
|Office Hours||Mondays, 2:30 to 3:30, or by appointment|
|Campus Mail Stop||Environmental Studies|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Environmental Sociology: Environmental Movements, Regulation, Environmental Justice, Consumption, Politics of Climate Change
Biography, Education and Training
B.A., Harvard University;
M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Honors, Awards and Grants
2011 recipient of the Frederick Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award of the Environment, Technology, and Society section of the American Sociological Association
Awards for "Shopping Our Way to Safety: How We Changed from Protecting the Environment to Protecting Ourselves", University of Minnesota Press. 2007
- Finalist, 2008 C. Wright Mills Book Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
- Honorable Mention, 2008 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, Environmental Studies Section, International Studies Association
Awards for "EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice". Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1994
- Winner, Association for Humanistic Sociology Book Award, 1994-1995
- Voted one of Top 10 Environmental Sociology Books/Articles in poll conducted by the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association
Teaching Award, UCSC Alumni Association, 1991-1992
Golden Apple, UCSC Social Science Divisional Teaching Award, 2001
UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
- Szasz, A., 2007. Shopping Our Way to Safety: How We Changed from Protecting the Environment to Protecting Ourselves, University of Minnesota Press.
- Szasz, A. 1994. EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
- “Is Green Consumption Part of the Solution?” pp. 594-608 in John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, & David Schlosberg, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford University Press, 2011.
- “Unintended, Inexorable: The Production of Environmental Inequalities in Santa Cruz County, California,” with Michael Meuser, American Behavioral Scientist, 43(4):602-632, 2000.
- "Environmental Inequalities: Literature Review and Proposals for New Directions in Research and Theory," with Michael Meuser, Current Sociology, 45(3):99-120, 1997.
- "Public Participation in the Cleanup of Contaminated Military Facilities: Democratization or Anticipatory Cooptation?" with Michael Meuser, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 34(1):1-22, 1997.
- "Progress through Mischief: The Social Movement Alternative to Secondary Associations," Politics & Society, 20(4):521-528, 1992.
- "In Praise of Policy Luddism: Strategic Lessons from the Hazardous Waste Wars," Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology, 2(1):17-43, 1991.
- "Corporations, Organized Crime and the Disposal of Hazardous Waste: An Examination of the Making of a Criminogenic Regulatory Structure," Criminology, 24(1):1 27, 1986.
- "The Process and Significance of Political Scandals: A Comparison of Watergate and the 'Sewergate' Episode at the Environmental Protection Agency," Social Problems, 33(3):202 217, 1986.
- "The Reversal of Federal Policy Toward Worker Safety and Health: A Critical Examination of Alternative Explanations," Science and Society, 50(1):25 51, 1986.
- "Accident Proneness: The Career of an Ideological Concept," Psychology and Social Theory, 1(4):25 35, 1984.
- "Industrial Resistance Toward Occupational Safety and Health Legislation, 1971 1981," Social Problems, 32(2):103 116, 1984.
Environmental Justice/Environmental Inequality; Social Theory; Environmental Movements; Nuclear Power and Nuclear War; Introduction to Environmental Sociology