July 31, 2009
UMFK Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Soraya Cardenas, will present a paper, “Poverty and the Informal Treadmill of Production: Environment, Marginalized Peoples and Environmental Policies Compromised in Oaxaca, Mexico” at the American Sociological Association’s national conference to be held in San Francisco, California August 8-11, 2009.
Dr. Cardenas’ selection as a presenter was a highly-selective process, placing her in competition against colleagues from many Research 1 (Ph.D.- granting institutions) universities across the country.
Among Dr. Cardenas’ many previous presentations are: Summer 2008, American Sociological Association (one paper accepted), Analyzing an Impending Water Crisis Across Three Governorships in Queretaro, Mexico: 1991 to Present; Spring 2008, Vermont EPSCOR Conference on research strategies and grants; Spring 2008, Midwest Sociological Society Conference (two papers accepted), The Power of Rain and Poverty Eroding the Environment; and Spring 2007, Midwest Sociological Association Conference, Emigration in Rural Oaxaca, Affecting Culture and Environment.
Dr. Cardenas joined the UMFK behavioral sciences department in 2007. She received a doctorate in 2002 from the University of Nebraska Lincoln specializing in environmental and racial/ethnic issues.