Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., 2000, Sociology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • M.A., 1996, Sociology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • B.A., 1990, German Language & Literature, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Appointments

  • 2016 - Present, Professor & Director, Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development (SEED) Center, College of Business & Economics, Regis University
  • 2006 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University (on leave)
  • 2015 - 2016, Visiting Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2000 - 2006, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • American's Who's Who in Social Science
  • International Women's Leadership Association
  • Phi Beta Delta, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Organizations
  • Social Movements
  • SES Resilience & Sustainability
  • Stratification
Extramural Funding
  • 2014 OSU College of Arts & Sciences Community Engagement Grant “Engaging Native Americans in climate variability and environmental vulnerability discourses” ($2,500)
  • 2013 EPSCOR-NSF award titled “Adapting Socio-ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability.” (Year Three: $163,000; 5-year total: $950,000)
  • 2011 Co-PI South-Central Climate Science Center (Department of Interior & USGS)
  • 2011 USDA grant “Native American Food Security” ($50,000)
  • 2009 Supplemental Grant awarded by the Oklahoma State University Foundation ($3,000)
  • 2008 Grant Awarded by the Oklahoma State University Foundation ($32,000)
  • 2006 Grant Awarded by the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute ($6,083)
  • 2005 Grant Awarded by the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute ($9,560)
  • 2003 Grant Awarded by the American Sociological Association Teaching Enhancement Fund ($600)
Other Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants
  • 2012 Provost’s Grant for Interdisciplinary Research Development ($30,000)
  • 2011 Provost’s Grant for Interdisciplinary Research Development ($30,000)
  • 2004 Research Proposal Development Grant, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002 ICPSR Faculty Advancement Scholarship (Waived), Oklahoma State University
  • 2001 College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Incentive Grant, Oklahoma State University
  • 2001 A&S +1 Research & Travel Grant, Oklahoma State University
  • 2000 College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Incentive Grant, Oklahoma State University
  • 1999 Kaneb Center Teaching Associate Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • 1998 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • 1998 Zahm Research Travel Grant, University of Notre Dame
  • 1997 Phillip Moore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • 1997 Dissertation Improvement Grant, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Peer-Reviewed Books
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Manuel Vallee and Beatrice Frank (eds.). Forthcoming November 2016. Resilience, Environmental Justice & the City. Routledge.
  • Burns, Thomas J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2016. Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity. Line-In Publishing.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Thomas Burns, Rachel Gurney and Erik Bond. 2014. The Rise of Environmental Consciousness. Cognella Academic Publishing.
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. Forthcoming 2016. “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change.” Sociological Forum (Volume 31).
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. 2015. “Civil Society & Climate Change,” in Sociology of Climate Change, Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle, eds. Oxford University Press and an official publication of the American Sociological Association.
  • Gurney, Rachel, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tammy Mix and Kristen Baum. 2015. “Native American Food Security & Traditional Foods: A Review of the Literature.” Sociology Compass: Race & Ethnicity, pp. 681-693.
  • Burns, Thomas J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2015. “Environmental Sociology: A Sociological View of Modernity and the Natural Environment.” Oxford Bibliographies in “Sociology.” Ed. Ryan Ward. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Daisha Dalano and Bridget Kerner. 2014. “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Human Security, Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2012. “The Environmental Conservation Movement.” In George Ritzer (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Globalization. Blackwell.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2010 (reprinted 2011). “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice.” In Julian Agyeman and JoAnn Carmin (eds.) Environmental Injustice Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Inequalities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Smith, Kathleen N., James H. Shaw, Tammie Bettinger, Beth Caniglia, and Tracy Carter. 2007. “Conservation Partnerships between Zoos and Aquariums, Federal and State Agencies, and Nongovernmental Organizations.” Zoo Biology 26: 471-486.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer and JoAnn Carmin. 2005. “Scholarship on Social Movement Organizations: Classic Views and Emerging Trends.” Mobilization: An International Journal, Volume 10(2): 201-212.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer and JoAnn Carmin (Eds.). 2005. Mobilization: An International Journal (Special Issue: Social Movement Organization), Volume 10(2).
  • Myers, Daniel J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2004. “All the Rioting That’s Fit to Print: Selection Effects in National Newspaper Coverage of Civil Disorders, 1968-1969.” American Sociological Review Volume 69(4): 519-543.
  • C. A. Yauch, B. Caniglia, & H. Hariyono. 2003. “Examining inter-group cooperation, competition, and conflict,” Pp. 115- 120 in H. Luczak & J. Zink (Eds), Proceedings of the Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - VII Conference. IEA Press.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2002. “Elite Alliances and Transnational Environmental Movement Organizations,” Pp. 153-172 in J. Smith (Ed.), Globalization & Resistance: Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2001. “Informal Alliances vs. Institutional Ties: The Effects of Elite Alliances on Environmental TSMO Network Positions.” Mobilization, Volume 6(1): 37-54.
Other Publications
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. Forthcoming 2016. “Civil Society and Climate Change,” Scholar Strategy Network.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2015. “Structural Human Ecology: New Essays in Risk, Energy, and Sustainability.” Journal of World Systems Research 21(2): 582-585.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2008. “CSD Then and Now: How the CSD dialogue has changed, and what was lost along the way.” Outreach Issues (May 16), pp. 8-9.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2008. “Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West.” Mobilization 13(4): 453-454. (Book Review)
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2007. “International Issues in Environmental Sociology.” pp. 166-171 in Michael Mascarenhas (ed.) Teaching Environmental Sociology, 6th Edition. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2006. “Building Effective Regional Carbon Management Networks: Lessons from the Dust Bowl.” Proceedings of the Social Networks for Ecosystem Management Conference Workshop, sponsored by the Global Carbon Project, Tsakuba, Japan. April 2005.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2004. “Human Behavior & Land Use.” Oklahoma’s Environment: Pursuing A Responsible Balance. Oklahoma City: The Oklahoma Academy.
  • Shook, John and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2004. “Some Pragmatic Approaches to Creating a Culture of Compliance.” Oklahoma’s Environment: Pursuing A Responsible Balance. Oklahoma City: The Oklahoma Academy.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2003. “Restoring Nature: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities.” Society & Natural Resources Volume 16:461-462. (Book Review).
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2003. “Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks, and Norms.” Mobilization, Volume 8(2): [pages]. (Book Review).
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2002. “Gender & Ethnicity in Contemporary American Social Movements.” Syllabus published in The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi & Other Instructional Materials. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
  • Strauss, Michael, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Kira Schmidt, Dan Shepard, Rob Wheeler, and Carine Wilhelmsen. 1999. “The Commission on Sustainable Development Dialogue Records: Industry and Sustainable Development.” A Publication of the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development and the NGO CSD Steering Committee Northern Clearinghouse.
Under Review
  • Siewe Siewe, Beth Caniglia and Jacqueline M. Vadjunec. Under review at Journal of Environment & Planning. “The Politics of land use in the Korup National Park.”
  • Burns, Thomas and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. Under review at Journal of World Systems Research. “Addressing Environmental Problems: Toward a Fractal Model of Cooperation and Governance.”
In Preparation
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Dakota Raynes, Tammy Mix and Todd Halihan. Conference Paper submitted to and presented at the American Sociological Association August, 2015; scheduled for submission to Mobilization in August 2016. “Stop Fracking Payne County! Understanding the Phases of Early Social Movement Formation.”
  • Jenkins-Smith, Hank, Carol Silva, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Riley Dunlap and Beatrice Frank. “Modeling Feedback within CHANS: Building Capacity for Measuring and Modeling Dynamics in Socio-Ecological Systems.” Under Revision.
  • Frank, Beatrice, Daisha Delano and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. “Urban socio-ecological systems: urban ecology, urban sociology and urban geography perspectives.” Under Revision.
  • Caniglia, Beth Schaefer and Rachel Gurney. In Preparation. “Environmental Justice Governance in the International Policy Arena: Hard-Law, Soft-Law & the Radical Flank.”
Conference Paper Presentations
  • 2016 “Teaching Environmental Sociology at the Dawn of the Third Millennium” with Thomas Burns. Accepted for presentation at the Section on Teaching & Learning in Sociology Refereed Roundtable Session, American Sociological Association Conference, Seattle, WA, August.
  • 2015 “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change” with Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. Accepted for presentation at the Governor’s Water Conference, December.
  • 2015 “Stop Fracking Payne County! Understanding the Phases of Early Social Movement Formation” with Dakota Raynes, Tammy Mix, and Todd Halihan. Presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Chicago, August.
  • 2015 “Urban socio-ecological systems: urban ecology, urban sociology and urban geography perspectives” with Beatrice Frank and Daisha Delano. Presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Chicago, August.
  • 2014 “Interdisciplinary Mentoring: The Making of a Bricoleur” with Beatrice Frank, Jack Friedman, Renee McPhereson, Duncan Wilson and Joe Rippenburger. Presentation at the Big XII Conference on Teaching & Learning, Stillwater, OK, July.
  • 2014 “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature” with Beatrice Frank, Daisha Delano and Bridget Kerner. Presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, August.
  • 2014 “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature” with Beatrice Frank, Daisha Delano and Bridget Kerner. Presented at the Environment, Technology & Sustainable Development Conference, Gwalior, India, March 2-4.
  • 2012 “Global Environmental Governance & Environmental Justice.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado, August.
  • 2008 “Ecological Modernization as an Explanation for Environmental Reform: An Alternative Theoretical Synthesis.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August.
  • 2006 “Is Nuclear a Part of the World’s Sustainable Development Future?” with Liz Malone. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August.
  • 2005 “The Making of a Moratorium: Social Context and the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer Controversy,” with Kris Smith and Mark Vermillion. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • 2003 “Articulating Sustainable Development: Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues & the Creation of Global Environmental Discourse,” with Dan Sarabia. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, August.
  • 2003 “Voice, Power and Consensus: An Evaluation of the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.” Invited panel presentation at the 1st International Perspectives on Environmental Public Policy Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2003 “Transnational Social Movement Networks: The Benefits of Organizational Analysis for Comprehending Movements” with Jackie Smith. Invited panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, March.
  • 2002 “Talk Shops: Non-State Actors and the Articulation of Global Environmental Discourse” with Daniel Sarabia. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August.
  • 1999 “Informal Alliances vs. Institutional Ties: The Effects of Elite Alliances on Environmental TSMO Network Positions.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August.
  • 1999 “Money For Nature: A Network Analysis of the U.S. Environmental Movement” with Robert C. Brulle. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August.
  • 1998 “Money for Nature: The Role of Foundation Funding in the U.S. Environmental Movement,” with Robert C. Brulle. Presented at the annual meeting of the Social Movements Conference, sponsored by the American Sociological Association, Davis, CA, August.
  • 1998 “Elite Alliances as Social Movement Characteristics.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • 1997 “Do Elite Alliances Matter? The Effects of Political Opportunities on TSMO Network Positions.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August.
  • 1997 “Examining the Effects of Environmental Knowledge, Sociodemographic Characteristics, and Ecological Concern on Individual Proenvironmental Behavior,” with David C. Moore. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August.
  • 1997 “Political Opportunities and Transnational Social Movement Organization Networks.” Presented at the annual meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Indianapolis, IN, March.
  • 1996 “Classifying Proenvironmental Behaviors and Revisiting their Links with Ecological Concern.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August.
  • 1995 “Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations: Balancing Power in International Policy Making.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, DC, August.
  • 1994 “Scavenger Hunts as Conceptual Learning Instruments in Introductory Sociology,” with David C. Moore. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO, March.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award for Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity, Society for Human Ecology
  • 2016 Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs, International Women’s Leadership Association
  • 2009 Global Climate Leader Award, State of the World Forum
  • 2007 Finalist, Regents Teaching Professor, Oklahoma State University
  • 2006 Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Oklahoma State University
  • 2005 Best Publication Award, Section on Collective Behavior & Social Movements, American Sociological Association
  • 1999 Striving for Excellence in Teaching Certificate, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Notre Dame
  • 1999 David Dodge Memorial Award for Teaching, Sociology Department, University of Notre Dame
  • 1996 Outstanding Thesis Award, Graduate School, University of Notre Dame
  • 1996 Marvin E. Olsen Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association

Community Involvement & Service

University and Departmental Service
  • 2014–16 Sociology Representative, Arts & Sciences Faculty Council
  • 2014 Chair, OSU Environmental Curriculum Committee
  • 2014 Chair, OSU Department of Sociology Social Movements Committee
  • 2014 Member, Academic Appeals Board
  • 2014 Faculty Advisor, UNICEF OSU
  • 2010–12 Member, OSU Landscape Master Plan Committee
  • 2009–10 Secretary, Faculty Council
  • 2008–10 Member, Faculty Council
  • 2008–09 Member, Faculty Council Flexible Benefits & Compensation Committee
  • 2008–11 Member, University Benefits Committee
  • 2006–07 Assistant Department Head, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
  • 2003–06 Chair, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002–03 Member, Academic Affairs & Educational Resources Committee, Faculty Council, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002–03 Member, AFAP Council Governing Board, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002 Department of Sociology Representative, Graduate Curriculum Committee, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002–08 Faculty Advisor, ECO-OSU Student Organizations, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002–04 Faculty Advisor, Art of Living Practices at OSU, Oklahoma State University
  • 2001–02 Department of Sociology Representative, Graduate Steering Committee, Environmental Institute, Oklahoma State University
  • 2001–02 Member, Graduate Committee, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
  • 2000–01 Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University
Community Service
  • 2014–present Consultant and member, Stop Fracking Payne County!
  • 2008–present Teacher, Stillwater Academy for Lifelong Learners
  • 2003–04 Board Member, Higher Education Committee Member, and Chair of Awards Committee, Oklahoma Sustainability Network
  • 2003–05 Member, U.S. Green Building Council, Oklahoma Chapter
  • 2003–10 Stakeholder Relations Advisor for the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer Study to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board
  • 2002–07 Member, Global Education Task Force Member “Educational Initiatives” World Neighbors, Oklahoma City
  • 2001–03 Consultant to the South African Department of Water Affairs & Forestry, Geohydrology Division
Extra-University Academic Service
  • Reviewer - Journal of World Systems Research, Social Problems, Mobilization, Society & Natural Resources, National Science Foundation, American Journal of Sociology, Roman & Littlefield, American Sociological Review
  • 2010–present  Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Systems Research
  • 2012–13  Past-Chair Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association
  • 2011–12  Chair Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association
  • 2010–11  Chair-elect Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association
  • 2011–present Steering Committee Member, American Sociological Association Climate Change Task Force
  • 2008–10  Chair, Nominations Committee of the Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association
  • 2006–present  Editorial Board Member, Mobilization
  • 2005–07  Chair, Membership Committee of the Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association
  • 2005 Review Panel Member, Human and Social Dynamics Program (Social, Political and Economic Dynamics Section), National Science Foundation
  • 2003–04 Member, Junior Scholar Planning Committee, Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association
  • 1999 Member, Membership Committee, Section on Environment & Technology, ASA
Extra-University Invited Keynotes, Lectures & Panel Appearances
  • 2016   Invited Participant, “Presidential Panel: Climate Change and Social Movements” Seattle, WA, August.
  • 2016  Discussant & Organizer, “Environmental Policy” Regular Session, American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August.
  • 2016  “Resilience & Environmental Justice: Merging Systems and Critical Theory for the Common Good.” Presented at the University of Oregon, Eugene Environmental Studies Colloquium.
  • 2015  “Resilience & Environmental Justice: Merging Systems and Critical Theory for the Common Good.” Presented at the University of Colorado, Boulder Environmental Studies Colloquium.
  • 2015  “Civil Society & Climate Change” with Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. Presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Chicago, August.
  • 2014  “How Can Sociology Serve the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives?” Presented at the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Regional Meeting special session on the Role of Social Sciences in Conservation Science.
  • 2009  Discussant, “Environmental Social Movements” session sponsored by the Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • 2007  “Chemical Consequences: Author Meets Critics.” Invited critic for the American Sociological Association section on Science, Knowledge & Technology, New York, NY, August.
  • 2006  “Rural vs. Urban Communities in the Battle over Scarce Natural Resources: Lessons from the Arbuckle-Simpson Controversy.” Presented at the annual Oklahoma Water Conference, Oklahoma City, October.
  • 2005  Discussant, “Global Environmental Policy and Attitudes,” session sponsored by the Section on Environment & Technology, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • 2005  “Building Effective Regional Carbon Management Networks: Lessons from the Dust Bowl.” Presented at the Social Networks for Ecosystem Management Conference Workshop, sponsored by the Global Carbon Project, Tsakuba, Japan, April.
  • 2005  “Many Voices, Many Views: The Role of Science & Public Opinion in the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer Controversy.” Presentation to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club.
  • 2004   “The United Nations after 9/11: Challenges & Possibilities.” Presentation to the Stillwater League of Women Voters, Stillwater, OK.
  • 2004  Discussant & Organizer, “Blue-Green Coalitions.” Joint session sponsored by the Collective Behavior & Social Movements and Environment & Technology Sections of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • 2004  “Caring Is Not Enough: Structure & Community as Catalysts for Proenvironmental Behavior.” Presentation at the 2004 Conference of the Oklahoma Association of Environmental Educators, Tulsa, OK.
  • 2004  “Environmental Sociology & USGBC Strategic Planning.” Presentation to the Governing Board of the United States Green Building Council, Oklahoma Chapter, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • 2003  Discussant, Regular Session in Environmental Sociology, at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August.
  • 2003  “Cooperation, Conflict and Consensus Building in International Environmental Policy: The Role of Multistakeholder Dialogues.” Invited paper presented at the International Perspectives on Environmental Public Policy Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June.
  • 2003  “Water Policy and the Johannesburg Summit,” with Todd Halihan and Nicole Cosmann. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, Oklahoma City, OK, March.
  • 2003  “Lessons from the Johannesburg Summit,” with Todd Halihan and Nicole Cosmann. Presented at the Annual Expo of the Oklahoma Association of Environmental Educators, Stillwater, OK, February.
  • 2002  “Is the United Nations Irrelevant? The Bush Doctrine of Preemptive Action in Iraq.” Invited talk presented to the Stillwater League of Women Voters, Stillwater, OK, November.