Robert T. Perdue, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Sociology of Appalachian Communities
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Inequality and Diversity

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Resource Extraction
  • Appalachian Communities
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Environmental Crime and Justice

Recent Publications

Robert Todd Perdue and Kenneth Sanchagrin (2016) “Imprisoning Appalachia: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Prison Development.” Journal of Appalachian Studies. Vol. 22(2). 

Robert Todd Perdue and Christopher McCarty (2015). "Unearthing a Network of Resistance: Media Analysis of the Anti-Strip Mining Movement in Central Appalachia." Studies in Law, Politics and Society. Vol. 66: 35-61.

Joshua Sbicca and Robert Todd Perdue (2014). "Protest through Presence:Spatial Citizenship and Identity Formation in Contestations of Neoliberal Crises."Social Movement Studies. Vol. 13(3): 309-327.

Joshua Sbicca and Robert Todd Perdue (2013). "Public Access: For Socially Relevant Knowledge Production and a Democratic Cybersphere. FastCapitalism. Vol.10(1).

Robert Todd Perdue and Gregory Pavela (2012). "Addictive Economies and Methods of Extraction: Coal Dependency and Socioeconomic Outcomes in West Virginia: 1997-2009." Organization & Environment, Vol. 25(4): 368-384.

Robert Todd Perdue, Joshua Sbicca, and Jeanne Holcomb (2012). "A Life Cycle Approach to Food Justice: The Case of Breastfeeding." Environmental Justice, Vol. 5(3): 168-172.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6935

Office address
228B Chapell Wilson Hall


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