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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum Vitae
Paul Prew
Department of Sociology and Corrections
Minnesota State University - Mankato

Education

2005 Ph. D. in Sociology, University of Oregon
    Dissertation: Position in the World-Economy and Environmental Impact: A Renewed Dedication to the Interplay of Theory and Method

1995 M.A. in Sociology, Minnesota State at Mankato
    Thesis: Class Categories and Class Consciousness: A Reevaluation and Empirical Investigation

1989 B.A. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


Areas of Specialization

Environmental Sociology Globalization & International Studies
Sociological Theory Political Economy
Race, Class, & Gender
Sociology of Developing Areas
Public Sociology Labor Studies


Courses Taught


Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101) 2005 to 2015
Social Change (SOC 482) 2015
Indigeneity and the Environment: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Struggles (SOC360) 2012, 2014
Independent Study: Historical Comparative Methods 2014
Sociological Theory (SOC 458) 2005, 2008 to 2012
Sociology of Globalization (SOC 430) 2011 to 2012
Introduction to Sociology - Honors 2012
Sociology of the Environment (SOC 460) 2007 to 2010
Medical Sociology (SOC 402) 2005, 2007, 2010
Oil Exploration, Indigenous Resistance and Environmental Destruction 2007
Social Problems 2007
Amazon Expedition (Co-taught with Professor Carlos Fontes) 2006
Issues in US Society 2005, 2006
Political Sociology 2000, 2003, 2006
Sociology of Developing Areas 1999, 2000, 2004
Marxist Sociological Thought 2003
The Nature of Labor 2002



Scholarly Publications

Book Chapter - Paul Prew. 2014. “The Environment" pp. 464-482 in Introduction to Sociology: A Collaborative Approach. 4th edition. Boise: Ashbury Publishing.

Article - Nadarajan (Raj) Sethuraju, Paul Prew, Abdihakin Abdi, and Martel Pipkins. 2013. “The Consequences of Teaching Critical Sociology on Course Evaluations”SAGE Open July-September:1-15

Article - Kimberly M. Maas, Paul Prew, and Elizabeth Sandell. 2012. “Survival in Soviet Gulags: A Secondary Analysis.The Global Studies Journal 5:111-120

Map - 2012. Data from my article “World-Economy Centrality and Carbon Dioxide Emissions” was used to construct a map in the textbook, Erin Fouberg, Alexander B. Murphy, and H. J. de Blij. 2012. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture. 10th edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

Article - 2010. “World-Economy Centrality and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A New Look at the Position in the Capitalist World-System and Environmental PollutionJournal of World-Systems Research 16:162-191

Book Review - 2010. The International Structure of Income: Its Implications for Economic Growth, by Savatore Babones, Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2009. International Review of Modern Sociology 36:93-95

Edited Text - 2010. Introduction to Sociology: Compiled by Paul Prew. New York: Pearson

Edited Text - 2008. Sociology: Understanding Your Changing Global World. New York: Pearson

Book Chapter - "The 21st Century World-Ecosystem: Dissipation, Chaos, or Transition?" in Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System: New Theoretical Directions for the 21st Century World-System, edited by Wilma A. Dunaway (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2003).  This version is the last draft before final editing, containing an unedited version of the conclusion.


Paper Presentations at Professional Conferences

American Sociological Association, 2014, “Sociopoiesis: How Marx and Autopoiesis May Help Understand Our Relationship with Nature” August 16, 2014

American Sociological Association, 2014, Paul Prew, Nadarajan (Raj) Sethuraju, and Martel Pipkins “Don’t Accuse White Males As Being The Evil: Academic Repression of Critical Faculty” August 18, 2014

American Sociological Association, 2013, “Critical Sociology: Great for General Education Goals, But Not Great for Your Evaluations” August 11, 2013

American Sociological Association, 2013, Paul Prew, Nadarajan (Raj) Sethuraju, and Martel Pipkins “Tools or Toys: The Ongoing Antagonism of Sociology to the Sociological Imagination” August 10, 2013

Midwest Sociological Society, 2013, “Role Taking: Getting Students to Experience the Feeling of Inequality to Help Promote Understanding of Racial Segregation” March 29, 2013

Midwest Sociological Society, 2013, Paul Prew, Nadarajan (Raj) Sethuraju, and Martel Pipkins. “Tools or Toys: Looking for the Sociological Imagination in Sociology Journal Articles” March 29, 2013

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, 2012, “Don’t Promote Communism, Don’t be so Biased, Stop Playing Out America as the Bad Guys, Don’t Accuse White Males as Being Evil in this World: The Consequences of Teaching Critical Sociology on Course Evaluations,” October 5, 2012

The Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2011, “Incorporation of the Sarayaku: Ecological and Social Challenges,” August 20, 2011

Pacific Sociological Association, 2011, “Ideas for Teaching Environmental Sociology,” March 13, 2011

Pacific Sociological Association, 2010, “How Marx and Autopoiesis May Help Understand Our Relationship with Nature,” April 9, 2010

Midwest Sociological Society, 2010, “Teaching Critical Sociology: The Consequences of Pursuing a Critical Pedagogy,” April 1, 2010

Pacific Sociological Association 2009, "World-System Position & the Environment: A Comparison of Various Indicators of Position in the Capitalist World-System"

Midwest Sociological Association, 2009, "Disaggregating the Ecological Footprint: The Effects of Intensive and Extensive Processes in the Capitalist World-System"

American Sociological Association, 2008, Presider for Section on Environment and Technology Refereed Roundtable Session: "Responses from Environmental Justice and Civic Organizations"

Eastern Sociological Society, 2006, "World-System Position and Environmental Impact"

Eastern Sociological Society, 2006, "Sociopoiesis: How People’s Relations with Nature under Capitalism Lead to Environmental Degradation"

Midwest Sociological Association, 2003, "The New Proletariat: Academic Unionization"

Pacific Sociological Association, 2002, "Failing to Organize or Organizing for Failure"

Political Economy of the World-System Conference, 2001, Assistant Conference Organizer & Session Convener for "Survival and Resistance by Indigenous Peoples," Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Midwest Radical Scholars Conference, 1994, "The Interaction of Elite Circles Internationally"


Professional Conferences Attended

2014 American Sociological Association
2013 American Sociological Association
2013 Midwest Sociological Association
2012 Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
2012 American Sociological Association
2012 Pacific Sociological Association
2012 Midwest Sociological Association
2011 The Society for the Study of Social Problems
2011 Pacific Sociological Association
2011 Midwest Sociological Association
2010 Pacific Sociological Association
2010 Midwest Sociological Association
2009 Pacific Sociological Association
2009 Midwest Sociological Association
2008 American Sociological Association
2008 Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability - Creating Sustainable Connections
2007 Nobel Conference Heating Up: The Energy Debate
2006 2nd Annual Native Nations Conference
2006 North Central Council of Latin Americanists
2003 Midwest Sociological Association
2002 Pacific Sociological Association
2001 Political Economy of the World-System Conference
1999 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
1998 Race, Work and Economic Justice Conference
1997 Political Economy of the World-System Conference
1993 and 1994 Midwest Radical Scholars Conference
1993 Sociologists of Minnesota Conference


Scholarly Work - Public Sociology

Invited Speaker, Global Connections Conference – “Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative,” South Central College, October 9, 2014

Facilitator, The Pedagogy of Social Justice/Civil Engagement Seminar Series, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Minnesota State University – Mankato, October 8, 2014

Invited Speaker, International Day of Peace – “Contemplating our Game Bag: The Rights Of Peoples To Self-Determination And Peace In Their Own Territory,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, September 21, 2014

Invited Speaker, Midwest Ethnic Studies Conference – “Hostile Environment, Microaggressions, and Dog Whistles,” Hosanna Highland Campus and Community Church, Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 2, 2014

Guest Speaker, Program-Level Assessment Certificate Program, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Minnesota State University – Mankato, March 6, 2014

Invited Speaker, ED Talks: Dating, Relationships and Intimacy – Guest speaker for the All Greek Meeting, Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 25, 2014

Invited Panelist, All of Us – panel discussion of AIDS among Africa-American women following the film, CSU Ballroom South, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 3, 2014

Invited Panelist, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration – Roundtable Discussion, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, January 21, 2014

Guest Speaker, Assessment of Student Learning Certificate Program, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Minnesota State University – Mankato, September 12, 2013

Invited Speaker, Take Back the Night, CSU Flexible Programming Space, Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 24, 2013

Invited Panelist, The Unforgiving Minute – Common Read Faculty Panel, CSU 253, Minnesota State University – Mankato, November, 2012

Invited Speaker, Economic Crisis Teach-In, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 17, 2012

Invited Panelist, Death Penalty Debate, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, November 30, 2011

Invited Panelist, The Economics of Happiness, panel discussion following the film, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, October 4, 2011

Invited Panelist, Virgin Territory, talkback session following the play, Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 24, 2010

Invited Panelist, The 11th Hour, panel discussion following the film, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 23, 2009

Invited Speaker, Teach-In on Global Peace and Justice, “Indigenous Rights in Ecuador,” lecture and presentation of my film footage from Ecuador, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 18, 2009

Invited Speaker, 8th Annual Our Story Conference, "A Brief History of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund: The Goals and Effects of the Contemporary World-Economy," Gustavus Adophus College, November 10, 2007

Invited Panelist, World AIDS Recognition Day Panel Discussion Event, Worcester State College, December 5, 2005

Invited Panelist, Working Out West Conference, "Uncharted Waters: Higher Education Unions Take on Workplace Mobbing," Portland State University, May 5, 2001


Student Development

Committee Member, Master’s Thesis: Heather Bradford. 2014. Abortion is Communism: A Genealogy of “Abortion Culture”

Committee Member, Alternative Planned Paper: Benjamin Krohling. 2014. Consequences of Capitalism’s Evolution and the Potential of New Social Movements

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Joshua Maudrie. 2014. Defining Traditional American Indian Identity through Anishinaabe Cultural Perspective

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Charles Duda. 2014.  Placebo Nocebo: Serigraph with Stencil and Chine Colle

Chair, Master’s Thesis: Gary Egger. 2013. The Empire Writes Back: Indigenous Projects and Environmental Racism

Chair, Master’s Thesis: Caimon Kollie. 2013. Child Soldiers in Rural Sierra Leone: A Rural Dilemma?

Chair, Alternate Plan Paper: Lydia Fall. 2013. Immigration and the Family

Committee Member, Master’s Thesis: Kimberly Maas. 2013. Making Sense Of Motorcycle Brotherhood: Women, Branding, And Construction Of Self

Committee Member, Master’s Thesis: Clifford Anderson. 2013. Opening the Door to Sociology in Minnesota DOC: Applying Erving Goffman’s Dramaturgy Theory into Formal Training Applications

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Jeremiah Jackson. 2013. Parenting, Peregrination, and Politics: A Study of Family Policy and Immigration in West European Welfare States

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Jessica Seide. 2012. Perceptions of Risk Associated with Unintended Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections among University Women attending Minnesota State

Chair, Master’s Thesis: Jesse DeDeyne. 2011. Apathy and Powerlessness: Effects on Voting

Committee Member, Master’s Thesis: Martel A. Pipkins. 2011. Capturing The Unseen Experience Of Asian International Students In The United States

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Barbara Doust. 2011. Unreported Sexual Assaults Due To Alcohol Intoxication

External Member, Master’s Thesis: Justine Johnson. 2011. Hegans: An Examination Of The Emerging Male Vegan

Mentored Student Presenter, Abdihakin Abdi, Undergraduate Research Conference, Teaching Critical Sociology: The Consequences of Pursuing a Critical Pedagogy, April 6, 2010

Chair, Master’s Thesis: DaShanne Stokes. 2008. The Peace Corps and the American Empire: A Content Analysis of American Cultural Imperialism


Advisor for Recognized Student Organizations

    2012 Outstanding Recognized Student Organization Advisor Award

    Sociology Club, 2007 to present

    Women’s LaCrosse, 2010 to present

    Mankato Cricket Club, 2013 to present

    Veguacation Society (Animal Rights Concern), 2007 to 2013

    Students for Sustainability, 2007-2008, 2010 to 2013

    Youth for Socialist Action (Mankato Area Students for Socialism) 2011 to 2013

    Epoché: Intellectual Discussion, 2010 to 2011


Community Service – Academic Expertise

2012. “Indigeneity and the Environment in Ecuador- A Past Participant Shares His Story.” Reality Tours Blog. Global Exchange

Interviewed, Chelsea Miller. “Professor Eases Higher Education Worries with Wisdom,” Minnesota State University, Mankato Reporter, Minnesota State University – Mankato, January 31, 2012

Interviewed, Nicole Smith. “Wired: Taking a Closer Look at the Millennial Generation,” Minnesota State University, Mankato Reporter, Minnesota State University – Mankato, December 3, 2009

Interviewed, Rachel Heiderscheidt. “The World on Film: Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Announced; Record Number of Applicants Submit Photos,” Minnesota State University, Mankato Reporter, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 21, 2008

Interviewed, Michelle May. “Iraq Film Shows Corruption of Private Companies,” Minnesota State University, Mankato Reporter, Minnesota State University – Mankato, October 12, 2006

2001. Paul Prew. “Profile: Sarah Hardgrave, U Oregon: University of Oregon's Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation ,” Workplace 4.1: a journal for academic labor, June 2001

2001. Michelle Graas and Paul Prew. “Profile: John Fiskio-Lasseter U Oregon: Living the Organizing Model ,” Workplace 4.1: a journal for academic labor, June 2001


Community Service

Board Member, Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry's Advisory Committee, 2010 to present

Treasurer, Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative, 2014 to present

Active Member, Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative, 2010 to present

Board Member, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Health and Welfare Trust, University of Oregon, 1997 to 2004

Conducted Workshop on Contract Bargaining, Association of Graduate Employee Locals Conference, Penn State University, March 24, 2001

President, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, University of Oregon, 1999 to 2000 [other offices 1997-1999]


Service to the Discipline

American Sociological Association, 2014 to present, Marxist Section: Council Member

American Sociological Association, 2008, Presider for Section on Environment and Technology Refereed Roundtable Session: “Responses from Environmental Justice and Civic Organizations”

Political Economy of the World-System Conference, 2001, Assistant Conference Organizer & Session Convener for “Survival and Resistance by Indigenous Peoples,” Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


University Service – Committees

Environmental Committee, Minnesota State University –  Mankato, 2014 to present

CETL The Pedagogy of Social Justice/Civil Engagement Seminar Series Planning Committee – 2014

Kessel Peace Institute, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2010 to present

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Teaching and Learning Committee, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2009 to present

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Curriculum Committee, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2008 - 2009

University of Oregon Student Health Advisory Committee, 2000 to 2005

Oregon University Task Force on Insurance, 2000 to 2002


University Service – Other

Actor - Murder Mystery sponsored by Nontraditional Student Center, CSU Ballroom, February 1, 2013

Actor - Murder Mystery sponsored by Nontraditional Student Center, CSU Ballroom, April 3, 2012


University Service and Activities – Special University Lectures

Hosted, in my class, the Truman Wood Memorial Alumni Lecture, The Importance of Understanding American Indians: Past and Present, presented by Roger White Owl, March 31, 2010

Hosted, in my class, the film, Processed People, in conjunction with the Animal Rights Concern April 7, 2010

Helped sponsor the film, Food Inc. presented by the Animal Rights Concern, September 23-26, 2009

Organized Music Performance by Amazonas, Teach-In on Global Peace and Justice, CSU Ostrander Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, February 18, 2009

Organized Film Showing and Lecture by Tab Benoit, Hurricane on the Bayou, Wiecking Center Auditorium, Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 3 2008

Organizing Committee Member, Global Symposium on Reparations: Whose Debt? Whose Responsibility? Worcester State College, December 10, 2005

Board Member, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Health and Welfare Trust, University of Oregon, 1997 to 2004

Conducted Workshop on Contract Bargaining, Association of Graduate Employee Locals Conference, Penn State University, March 24, 2001

President, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, University of Oregon, 1999 to 2000 [other offices 1997-1999]


Departmental Service

Search Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2012 to 2013

Curriculum Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2010 to 2012

Aesthetics Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2009 to present (selected artwork for display in Sociology and Corrections Department)

Library Liaison for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2007 to 2011

Search Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2008 to 2009

Curriculum Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2007 to 2009

Search Committee for Sociology and Corrections Department, Minnesota State University – Mankato, 2007 to 2008

Library Liaison for Sociology Department, Worcester State University, 2005 to 2006

Information Technology Liaison for Sociology Department, Worcester State University, 2005 to 2006

Graduate Student Representative to Sociology Qualifying Exam Committee, 1998 to 2000


Exploratory Research and Study Abroad Tours

2008 Study Abroad Tour - Amazon Expedition: Oil, Media And Indigenous Survival

2007 Exploratory Research and Filming - Ecuador

2007 Selected Topics and Study Abroad Tour - Oil Exploration, Indigenous Resistance and Environmental Destruction

2006 Study Abroad Tour - Amazon Expedition: Oil, Media And Indigenous Survival


Continuing Preparation and Study

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - The Pedagogy of Social Justice/Civil Engagement Seminar Series 2014

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Assessment of Student Learning Certificate, 2013

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Students Consulting on Teaching, 2010-2011

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Community of Practice, 2008-2009

"The Learning Educator: Fostering Our Own Development for Better Practice and Results," February 13-14 2009

"Culture Matters: Designing Learning Environments to Foster Cultural Awareness and Intercultural Competence," November 21-22, 2008

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Faculty Teaching Certificate Program I, 2006-2007