October 24, 2016

Campbell and Rogers Books Honored With Reception

CGU’s School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation recognized new books by (L-R) Professors Heather Campbell and Melissa Rogers during an Oct. 19 reception. (Photo by Carlos Puma)

The School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation’s “Geographies of Justice” event celebrated new books published by politics and policy Professors Heather Campbell and Melissa Rogers. The Oct. 19 event was held in the Founders Room of the Honnold Library.

The celebration showcased Campbell’s (with co-authors Yushim Kim and Adam M. Eckerd) Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities (Routledge) and Rogers’ The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution (Routledge), two works that exemplify their scholarship at the intersection between social justice and public policy solutions. In her book, Campbell, chair of the Department of Politics and Policy, turns to agent-based modeling, a method of computational simulation, to understand the causes of environmental injustice at the systems level. Rogers’ work offers an explanation for why certain political institutions, including federalism, majoritarian electoral systems, and presidentialism, are linked to lower levels of income redistribution.

Provost and Executive Vice President Jacob Adams, Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services Patricia Easton, Vice President of Advancement Ernie Iseminger, and Hal Nelson, a research associate professor in the Division of Politics and Economics, were among those who attended the reception.