Chad L. Smith

Chad L. Smith is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Texas State University.  He teaches environmental sociology and is involved in the university’s Sustainability Studies program.   

Smith’s research focuses on the environment, the military, and social inequality with specific interest in the treadmill of destruction.  His prior publications appear in American Sociological Review, Journal of World-System Research, Human Ecology Review, and Armed Forces & Society.

Recent Posts

July 27, 2020 in Health, Sociology

Social Science Contributions to the Study of Zoonotic Spillover: Normal Accidents and Treadmill Theory

Two approaches help us identify high-risk activities and social processes that heighten the likelihood of zoonotic spillover.
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