Michael Ryan Lengefeld

Michael Ryan Lengefeld is Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Sociology at Goucher College. His focus on social justice guides his research and work with community organizations, such as the Food Recovery Network and the Goucher Prison Education Project. Professor Lengefeld teaches courses in Sociology and Environmental Studies, with a focus on social and environmental transformation. His research examines the intersection of political ecology and war, with emphasis on the ways in which the developing tension between war and society has transformed the global ecology.

Dr. Lengefeld’s comparative-historical work on the environmental consequences of Cold War nuclear weapons production and the U.S. War on Drugs in Latin America is published in the Journal of World-Systems Research, Human Ecology Review, and Armed Forces and 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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