We would like to announce that our invited speaker for the very first workshop on Rural Computing: Beyond Access & Infrastructure will be Dr. Ethan Schoolman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, at Rutgers University. Dr. Schoolman works at the intersection of environmental, political, and cultural sociology. His current projects focus on the environmental and social implications of local food systems, inequalities in access to fresh and healthy food, localization as a social movement, and challenges to developing a culture of sustainability at institutions of higher education.
Dr. Schoolman will be speaking about his ongoing research at the intersection of local food systems and rurality. Following, he will be joined by one of our workshop organizers for an open discussion about methodological and interdisciplinary approaches to studying rural communities. Workshop participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Dr. Schoolman’s research and come prepared with questions.