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Daina Cheyenne Harvey

Sociology and Anthropology Department

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University


Fields: Risk; Social Disruption; Social Suffering; Food & Beer; Climate; The Environmental Precariat; Urban Marginality; Social Justice; Culture & Cognition; Visual Sociology


Office Phone: 508-793-2630
Office: Beaven 231
PO Box: 156A
Office Hours: M(10-12) T(9-10) F(10-12)



Daina Cheyenne Harvey earned a B.B.A (Finance) and a Double B.A. (Philosophy and Economics) from the University of Texas-Austin, a M.A. (Sociology) from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. (Sociology) from Rutgers University. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Anthropocene Demos: Neoliberal Disorder and the Long-Term Lessons of Hurricane Katrina based on this research. This book explores the concept of ecological citizenship as a way to rectify democratic exclusion in the anthropocene. Its focus is on the experiences of residents of the Lower Ninth Ward with participatory democracy amidst the neoliberal setting of the long-term aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

With Ellis Jones he is also working on a study of the craft brewing industry in New England. You can hear a bit about that project here (The Conversation) and here (Academic Minute).

Another project looks at how iconic New England industries are dealing with climate change.

He is the author of over 20 articles and book chapters. Recently his work has been featured in the following journals: Sociological Forum, Symbolic Interaction, Humanity & SocietyLandscape and Urban Planning, and Local Environment

He is currently the editor of Humanity & Society

Courses (Spring 2018)

  • Sociology 101