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Dr. Chris Colocousis

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office Location: Sheldon 208
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: colococr (at) jmu (dot) edu


BA, Stonehill College
MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire


Social Issues in a Global Context; Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Capstone Seminar; Sociology of the Environment; Sociology of the Community


Environmental Sociology; Stratification; Community Change and Redevelopment; Sociology of Natural Resources; Space and Place.


2013. “The Biophysical Dimension of Community Economic Addiction: Examining the Emergence of Biomass Energy in a Northern Forest Community.” Society & Natural Resources.

2012. “‘It Was Tourism Repellent, That's What We Were Spraying’: Natural Amenities, Environmental Stigma, and Redevelopment in a Post-Industrial Mill Town.”  Sociological Forum 27(3).

2010. “Place Effects on Environmental Views.” (with Lawrence Hamilton and Cynthia Duncan), Rural Sociology.

2008. “Place Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Four Rural Americas.” (with Lawrence Hamilton, Leslie Hamilton, and Cynthia Duncan), The Carsey Institute.

2004. “Migration from Resource Depletion: The Case of the Faroe Islands.” (with Lawrence Hamilton and Samal Johansen), Society and Natural Resources.