News of the Sociology of Consumption and Households Group

Sociology of Consumption and Households joins CSPS

Together with the chair group Health and Society we are now members of the Centre for Space, Place and Society. The centre will as of now consist of five chair groups GEO, RSO, SDC, HSO and SCH. We look forward to fruitful discussions and collaborations.

The Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) brings together researchers from three chair groups within Wageningen University (WUR) – Cultural Geography (GEO), Rural Sociology (RSO) and Sociology of Development Change (SDC) – and beyond to advance critical-constructive scholarship within the social sciences. Our particular focus is on issues of socio-spatial and environmental justice. In investigating dynamics of spatial and social rootedness, connections, and circulations, with special attention to questions of inequality, exclusion, difference and plurality, CSPS seeks to translate knowledge into practical action in pursuit of a more just and equitable world.


Green teacher award

Our colleague Chizu Sato received the Green Teacher Award today. With this reward Green Office Wageningen honors teaching staff who can distinguish themselves as ‘Green Teachers’.

More information: http://www.greenofficewageningen.nl/green-teachers-award/

Here you can find the booklet with the interview excerpts of all award winners: http://www.greenofficewageningen.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Green-Teacher-Award-booklet-2018.pdf


Jozelin Soto Alacron successfully defended her PhD.

Jozelin Soto Alarcon, who visited SCH as a guest PhD last year, just defended her PhD in rural sociology at the Metropolitan Autonomous University. Congratulations, Jozelin.


Dr Y. Hilevych awarded with a Rubicon grant.

Dr Y. Hilevych, who graduated for her PhD at the SCH group, was awarded a Rubicon grant for her project “The art of conception? Infertility identities in Britain before IVF (1945-1980)”. With this grant she will study the identity forming that was associated with infertility before in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was discovered in the United Kingdom, (1945-1980).

More information: https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/rubicon/Awarded+grants/round+2017-1


SCH present @ 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association

Hilje van der Horst and Stefan Wahlen present papers

'Meat, masculinity and morality' - Stefan Wahlen, August 30, 2017

'Care at the food bank: exploring policies, practices and normativities' - Hilje van der Horst, August 31, 2017

'Temporality and the practices of eating' - Marie Plessz1, Stefan Wahlen2, August 31, 2017