My name is Loka Ashwood. I am an environmental and rural sociologist at Auburn University. I work with communities to research issues that pertain to agriculture, cancer clusters, land loss, and pollution. 

I joined with Michael M. Bell to co-author the 5th Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology. Visit the textbook’s page to learn more about the delivery of the book through participatory examples, like raising and selling cattle locally in my home community.


To learn more about me and my work, you can visit the About Me and Publications pages.


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