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Jenna LamphereJenna Lamphere

I am a postdoctoral research and teaching associate in the sociology department with concentrations in political economy and environmental sociology. Most of my research and teaching interests fall under the broad category of sustainable development. I am especially interested in environmental politics, particularly those impacting transitions towards more sustainable communities. I also have an interest in social research methods and a minor in statistics.

Website: jennalamphere.com


  • Fall 2016 - Food, Agriculture, and Society
  • Fall 2016 - Sociological Research (Also: Spring 2016, Summer 2014)
  • Summer 2012 - Environment and Natural Resources
  • Jenna A. Lamphere and Elizabeth A. East. Forthcoming. “Monsanto’s Biotechnology Politics: Discourses of Legitimation.” Environmental Communication.
  • Jenna A. Lamphere and Jon Shefner. 2015. “Situating the Green Economy: Discourses, Cooptation, and State Change.” Current Perspectives in Social Theory 34: 101-124.
  • Jon Shefner, Robert Emmet Jones, and Jenna A. Lamphere. “Let’s Grow Knoxville’s Green Economy: 2013 Report.” The University of Tennessee’s Green Economy Initiative, Sociology Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2016

  • “How to Green: Institutions and Actors in Four U.S. Cities” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Jon Shefner), paper presented and session organized at the XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology, August 10-14, Toronto, Canada.
  • “Herding Green Cats: Environmental Stakeholders in a Green Economy” (Emily Medley, Jon Shefner, and Jenna A. Lamphere), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, April 13-16, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Organizational Websites and Social Research” (Elizabeth A. East and Jenna A. Lamphere), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern Sociological Society, April 13-16, Atlanta, GA.

2015

  • “Green Economic Development: Contentious Discourses and State Activity” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Jon Shefner), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 22-25, Chicago, IL.
  • “Monsanto’s Biotechnology Politics: Discourses of Legitimation” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Elizabeth A. East), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 21-23, Chicago, IL.
  • “Situating the Green Economy: Discourses, Cooptation, and State Change” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Jon Shefner), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 25-28, New Orleans, LA.

2014

  • “Monsanto’s Biotechnology Politics: Discursive and Social Change” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Elizabeth A. East), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association, November 5-8, Mobile, AL.
  • “Situating the Green Economy within the Sustainable Development Discourse: Opportunities and Challenges” (Jenna A. Lamphere and Jon Shefner), paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium, May 15-17, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2011- Present: Graduate Research Assistant
  • American Sociological Association
  • Mid-South Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • The Rural Sociological Society
  • Sociology Graduate Student Association
  • The University of Tennessee’s Green Economy Advisory Board
  • Career Magnet Academy Sustainable Living Advisory Board
  • UCW-CWA Local 38650

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