Sustainability is a concept that emphasizes the interconnection of humans and their social and physical environments and ways that people can positively affect the earth. As a core focus, Sustainable Societies emphasizes research, teaching, and service with respect to the long term betterment of life for all people. Our faculty members conduct theory-driven research in areas such as aging, culture, development, disasters, globalization, health, and inequality in order to offer solutions to the challenges of sustainability.
In keeping with UNT's drive to become a carbon-neutral campus and a national leader in sustainability research, the Department of Sociology is committed to producing policy-relevant research on the social dimensions of sustainability. UNT sociologists have produced influential research related to environmental practices and politics, and are currently engaged in interdisciplinary research on many aspects of sustainability. Some highlights from our department's research in these areas are listed below.
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