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Dr. Michael L Dougherty

Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 354
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Biography

Michael L. Dougherty is Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University, USA. His work focuses on the industrial and political ecologies of global mining industries and environmental conflicts. He is the editor of two books and the author of over twenty articles and chapters. Dougherty is a former non profit manager and returned Peace Corps volunteer.

Current Courses

106.001Introduction To Sociology

495.002Special Topics In Sociology

106.002Introduction To Sociology

300.001Senior Experience In Sociology

300.002Senior Experience In Sociology

300.004Senior Experience In Sociology

Teaching Interests & Areas

My courses draw from the subfields of community, rural, environmental and development sociologies. I regularly teach Sociology 240, People in Places, a survey of community sociology and Sociology 330, Society and Environment, an advanced undergraduate course in environmental sociology. I also regularly teach Sociology 206, Sociological Inquiry and Sociology 200, advanced introductory courses for majors which focus on the sociological "toolbox:" critical thinking, clear and coherent writing, research design, and core disciplinary concepts.

Ph D

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

BA

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Book Review

Dougherty, M. Review of Development with Identity: Community, Culture and Sustainability in the Andes. Community Development 47.4 (2016): 577-578.

Book, Authored

Dougherty, Michael L. (2015) By the Gun or By the Bribe: Firm Size, Environmental Governance and Corruption among Mining Companies in Guatemala. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center Issue Paper 17: 2015.

Book, Chapter

Dougherty, M., & Dondanville, T. "Organizations and Environment". Ali Farazmand (EDs), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2017): 6.
Anderson, Sarah; Pérez Rocha, Manuel and Dougherty, Michael L. (2016) The Rise of the Corporate Investment Rights Regime and 'Extractive Exceptionalism:' Evidence from El Salvador. In, K. Deonandan and M.L. Dougherty (eds.) Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction. Routledge: London
Dougherty, Michael L. (2016) From Global Peripheries to the Earth's Core: The New Extraction in Latin America. In, K. Deonandan and M.L. Dougherty (eds.) Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction. Routledge: London
Dougherty, Michael L. (2016) Scarcity and Control: The New Extraction and Canada's Mineral Resource Protection Network. In, K. Deonandan and M.L. Dougherty (eds.) Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction. Routledge: London

Book, Edited

Deonandan, Kalowatie and Michael L. Dougherty (eds.) (2016) Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction. Routledge: London
Deonandan, Kalowatie and Michael L. Dougherty (eds.) (2016) Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction. Routledge: London

Creative Works/Broadcast Media

Dougherty, M. Extractive Industries and Local Communities. Sage Sociology Video Collection. Sage (2017)
Dougherty, M. The Sociology of Rural Development. Sage Sociology Video Collection. Sage (2017)
Dougherty, M. Doing Mixed Methods Fieldwork in Rural Guatemala. Sage Research Methods Video Collection. Sage (2016)
Dougherty, M. Researching Mining Conflicts Using Mixed Methods. Sage Research Methods Video Collection. Sage (2016)

Journal Article

Dondanville, T., & Dougherty, M. Porousness and Peru's Moratorium on Genetically Modified Organisms: Stakeholder Epistemologies and Neoliberal Science. Environmental Sociology (2019)
Dougherty, M. Boom times for Technocrats? How Environmental Consulting Companies Shape Mining Governance. Extractive Industries and Society 6.2 (2019): 443-453.
Dougherty, M., & Econie, A. Contingent Work in the U.S. Recycling Industry: Permatemps and Precarious Green Jobs. Geoforum 99.1 (2019): 132-141.
Dougherty, M. How Does Development Mean? Attitudes toward Mining and the Social Meaning of Development in Guatemala. Latin American Perspectives 46.2 (2019): 161-181.
Dougherty, M. Can Mining Produce Development in Central America?. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (2017)

Magazine/Trade Publication

Dougherty, M. El Salvador Makes History. NACLA Report (2017)

Presentations

"Constructing Ethnicity and Implementing Prior Consultation: The Xinca People and the Escobal Silver Mine in Guatemala". Mobilization, Extractivism, and Government Action (MEGA) Workshop. Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Tulane University. (2020)
Natural Resource Struggles and the Construction of Ethnicity: Making and Unmaking the Xinca People. Ethnography Workshop. Northwestern University Department of Sociology. (2020)