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Research Fellow Recipients 2009-10

Sarah Elder, Professor, UB Media Study

Public Film Exhibitions with presentation of research findings:

  1. Civic Engagement Research Fellows Presentation/Humanities Institute Scholars at the Muse Series, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY,  April 15, 2011 
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks, March 18, 2011
  3. Numerous smaller venues

Paper Presentation. “Going Back, Moving Forward: Collaborating a Film Trajectory” in Documentary Futures session, American Anthropological Association Meeting, Montreal, November 19, 2011.

Documentary Film. “Surviving Arctic Climate Change (c. 60 mins).  Committed film distributor: Documentary Educational Resources: http://www.der.org (release forthcoming).

External Grant: Co-PI on National Science Foundation proposal submitted Jan 2012 for ethnographic and geo-archaelogical research in the sub-arctic Russian Far East ($1,689,050).

Christopher Mele, Associate Professor, UB Sociology

Mele, C.  (2012) “Neoliberalism, Race and the Redefining of Urban Redevelopment.”  International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2012.01144.x

Mele, C. (2011) “Casinos, Prisons, Incinerators, and Other Fragments of Neoliberal Urban Development.”  Social Science History35(3): 423-452; doi:10.1215/01455532-1273357

UB This Summer Lecture. “The Art of the Deal: Casinos, Prisons, Incinerators and Other Adventures in American Urban Development.”  August 3, 2011

Sara Metcalf, Assistant Professor, UB Geography

Widener, M., S. Metcalf and Y. Bar-Yam. 2012. “Developing a Mobile Produce Distribution System for Low-Income Urban Residents in Food Deserts.” Journal of Urban Healthhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11524-012-9677-7

Metcalf, S. 2012. “A Systems Modeling Framework for the Role of Agriculture in a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem.” Chapter 2 in N. Reid and J. Gatrell [eds.], Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions. London, UK: Ashgate Press.

Metcalf, S. and M. Widener. 2011. “Growing Buffalo’s Capacity for Local Food: A Systems Framework for Sustainable Agriculture.”Journal of Applied Geography 31(4): 1242-1251.

Widener, M., S. Metcalf and Y. Bar-Yam. 2011. “Dynamic Urban Food Environments: A Temporal Analysis of Access to Healthy Foods.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 41(4): 439-441.

Panel Presentation. “Rebuilding Community Food Systems: Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Research” at Buffalo Food Policy Summit Research Roundtable, September 21, 2011.