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Carmel Price

Associate Professor of Sociology, U-M Dearborn

Carmel Price is an environmental sociologist with an interdisciplinary background. She is an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate faculty of the Center for Arab American Studies and the Women and Gender Studies programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her pedagogical training from the University of North Carolina has guided her in the classroom and her social work experiences have helped her conduct meaningful, community-based research.

Price’s research thematically falls into two categories: food insecurity and environmental justice. Themes of inequality related to gender, socio-economic class, and race/ethnicity are laced throughout her work. At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, she co-founded the Environmental Health Research-to-Action (EHRA) and College and University Pantries (CUP) research teams. She teaches courses in poverty and inequality, gender, and research methods. In addition, as a sociologist and former social worker, she values community-based participatory research and actively engages undergraduate students in her projects.

PhD, University of Tennessee; MSW, Tulane University; and BA, University of North Carolina.

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