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Esther Sullivan active in recent politics and journalism surrounding mobile homes

Sept. 25, 2019

“This move on Aurora’s part is incredible. I haven’t seen this happen anywhere. So this is a huge move,” Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, said after Aurora City Council members recently approved a 10-month moratorium on redeveloping mobile home parks in the city, along with a task force to...

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Award winning author Esther Sullivan continues enlightening America on mobile home parks

June 18, 2019

Esther Sullivan book Manufactured Insecurity Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place recently won the 2019 Robert Park Book Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of American Sociological Association. In a recent conversation with Huffpost , Sullivan talked about how mobile home parks are often seen...

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Adam Lippert and students study food-insecurity and campus hunger

June 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Sociology Adam Lippert is an expert on health, demographics and the kind of analysis he taught his students through the parish project. His own research includes a current study with a Penn State colleague of how parents in food insecure families shield their children from hunger. After...

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Reich on NPR

May 7, 2019

The U.S. went from measles-free in 2000 to the largest outbreak in 25 years. NPR's David Greene talks to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines . Why Aren't Parents Getting Their Children Vaccinated? NPR , April 29

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Reich on anti-vax mindset

April 23, 2019

“I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they’re given,” said Jennifer Reich, Professor of Sociology. “Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or a similar distrust of chemical companies or ingredients...

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Reich on social media responses to vaccination

March 26, 2019

Professor Jennifer Reich of the Sociology Department and the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines commented on a study published in the journal Vaccine assessing 197 Facebook users who posted anti-vaccine comments beneath a video advocating the HPV jab on the page of a local pediatric clinic...

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Reich on latest round of anti-vaxx questions

March 11, 2019

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich says distrust underlies a lot of parental fears. "I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they're given," Reich said. "Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or...

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Reich on latest public health emergency

Jan. 29, 2019

“States expect that in order to access public resources, like schools, camps, or child care centers, individuals must give up some autonomy to make sure everyone in the community is safe,” said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. Measles a public health emergency in Washington Vox

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Sullivan cited in Time Magazine

Jan. 14, 2019

Restrictive zoning nationally has slowed the creation of new parks, and even where alternatives exist, moving a trailer from one park to another can cost more than $5,000, meaning many residents can’t afford to move when their rents go up. Park owners, says Sociology Assistant Professor Esther Sullivan, “know they...

Sullivan on unsubsidized affordable housing

Oct. 18, 2018

"Mobile homes are this country's single largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing," said Assistant Sociology Professor Esther Sullivan, author of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans' Tenuous Right to Place . "They provide housing at an unmatched level of deep affordability." Are we ignoring — or outright banning —...

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