Joseph Anthony Astorino
Areas of Interest
Sociology of Science, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Agriculture, Stratification, Pedagogy, and Service Learning
BA in Sociology and Psychology, Saint Vincent College
MA in Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Current and/or Anticipated Research
My work is centered around finding connections between the environment, agriculture, and the sociology of knowledge as well as making space for dialogue about these very topics. I am most interested in figuring out how agricultural knowledge is produced and consumed. Bringing in the environment, I am interested in non-human items in these networks and how things like tools, technology, seeds, DNA, and food products are part of the “ecology of contexts” of agriculture and knowledge systems.
Astorino, Joseph. "From Local to Mobile: The Role of Place in Epistemic Cultures." Presentation given at Wiley Research Exposition, GPSA Sponsored WSU Conference, 2012.
Astorino, Joseph. "Making Space: Creating Multiple Uses on an Organic Farm." Presentation given at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting (PSA), Seattle, WA, 2011.
Astorino, Joseph. "Urban Sprawl and Glimpses of the Space Age: Constructing the Pennsylvania Land Acquisition Act." Presentation given at American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting Student Roundtable, Atlanta, GA, 2010.
Astorino, Joseph. "Sustainability as a Developing Worldview at Saint Vincent College." Presentation given at American Sociology Association (ASA) Honors Program Roundtable, New York, NY, 2007.
Office: Wilson-Short 147
Phone: (509) 335-4595 (msgs)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
- WSU Alumnus Jackson Featured Speaker at Fall Sports Banquet
- Soccer Hosts Cougar Classic Tournament To Open 2006 Campaign
- Texas Native Signs Letter of Intent for Cougar Tennis
- Cougars Final Scrimmage Produces Pair Of Scoring Drives
- Bruce Added To Rotary Lombardi Watch List