Department of Sociology
337 Graham Building
PO Box 26170
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Greetings. I am Steve Kroll-Smith, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. I joined the UNCG faculty in 2001 and chaired the department from 2001 to 2006. My previous academic appointments include the University of New Orleans where I was a research professor and Penn State University.
I have co-authored and co-edited several books over the years including
The Real Disaster is Above Ground(University Press of Kentucky)
Communities at Risk (Praeger Press) Witnessing for Sociology (Praeger Press) Bodies in Protest (New York University Press) Illness and the Environment (New York University Press)
And most recently in 2006,
Volatile Places: Communities and Environmental Controversies (Sage Press)
My current research interests are in the 2005 flooding of New Orleans and the problems of personal and collective recovery. I also write occasionally on the sociology of sleep.
Finally, I am the current editor of Sociological Inquiry.
I enjoy teaching social psychology, the sociology of medicine, and environmental sociology.