‚ÄčAlan RudyAssociate Professor
Sociology Advisor
Anspach Hall 136
(989) 774-7611
Email: rudy1a@cmich.edu


  • Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz, 1995
  • M.A., University of California-Santa Cruz, 1991
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 1984

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Economy
  • Science and Technology Studies

Research Interests

Research interests lie in the areas of hybrid environmental social theory, the overlapping politics of nature, labor and community and regional agricultural studies - most often in the American Southwest.

Selected Publications

  • Alan P. Rudy, 2019, "On Misunderstanding the Second Contradiction Thesis." Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 30(4): 17-35.
  • Universities in the Age of Corporate Science: The UC Berkley-Novartis Controversy. Alan Rudy et al. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. 2007.
  • "Anti-Environmentalism: Prometheans, Contrariansd and Beyond.: Pp. 124-142 in Jules Pretty, et al. (eds.) Sage Handbook on Environment and Society. 2007.
  • "Environmental Sociological Pedagogy When Nature is Uncertain." American Behavioral Scientist. 51(4): 495-515. 2007.