Shannon Elizabeth Bell

Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Associate Professor

Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Associate Professor
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Associate Professor

Department of  Sociology
674 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4445 |  sbell33@vt.edu

Shannon Elizabeth Bell is an Associate Professor for the Department of Sociology.

  • Environmental Justice and Environmental Sociology
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Gender
  • Social Movements
  • Photovoice and Participatory Action Research
  • Ph.D. University of Oregon
  • M.S. University of Oregon
  • M.S.W. West Virginia University
  • B.S. Washington & Lee University
  • B.A. Washington & Lee University 
  • American Sociological Association
  • Rural Sociological Society
  • Appalachian Studies Association
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Excellence in Research Award, Rural Sociological Society
  • Outstanding Book Award, Association for Humanist Sociology for Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice
  • Association of American Publishers PROSE Award Winner for Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Books

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth. 2016. Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilzation in Central Appalachia. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth. 2013. Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. Chicago and Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 

Journal Articles

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth. “Environmental Injustice and the Pursuit of a Post-Carbon World: The Unintended Consequences of the Clean Air Act as a Cautionary Tale for Solar Energy Development.” Brooklyn Law Review. 82(2):529-557. 

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth, Alicia Hullinger, and Lilian Brislen. 2015. “Manipulated Masculinities: Agribusiness, Deskilling, and the Rise of the Businessman-Farmer in the United States.” Rural Sociology.  80(3):285-313.

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth. 2015. “Bridging Activism and the Academy: Exposing Environmental Injustices through the Feminist Ethnographic Method of Photovoice.” Human Ecology Review. 21(1): 27-58.

Bell, Shannon Elizabeth and Richard York. 2010. “Community Economic Identity: The Coal Industry and Ideology Construction in West Virginia.” Rural Sociology. 75(1):111-143.

  • Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy Community Action Research Initiative Award, American Sociological Society. 2009-2010. ($2,800).
  • Appalachian Regional Commission Flex-E-Grant for the Southern West Virginia Photovoice Project. 2008-2009. ($10,000).
  • The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation grant for the Southern West Virginia Photovoice Project. 2008-2009. ($10,000).

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