Shannon Elizabeth Bell
- Environmental Justice and Environmental Sociology
- Energy and Climate Change
- Social Movements
- Photovoice and Participatory Action Research
- American Sociological Association
- Rural Sociological Society
- Appalachian Studies Association
- Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
- 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
Awards and Honors
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
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.
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).