Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Michael Mascarenhas joined the Science and Technology Studies Department
in 2007. Dr. Masarenhas completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2006, and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Michigan State University in 2005. His current research examines the relationship between recent environmental governance regimes and their impacts on social relationships and structural hierarchies. In over a dozen publications, he has written on water, wolves, seed-saving, standards, supermarkets, family farms, and forests.
Professor Mascarenhas teaches courses for the undergraduate Sustainability Studies minor, including "Politics of the Global Environment," "Environment and Society," and "Environmental Justice." Professor Mascarenhas also teaches "Inequality in America," (an upper division undergraduate course) and, "Contemporary Social Theory and Trans-nationalism" (graduate course).
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Sociology