Species Ecology Chairperson

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January 3, 2019 by Species Ecology

Dear Friends:

Tanya Boza

I am pleased to inform you that Professor Tanya Golash Boza is joining as chairperson of Species Ecology. Tanya is joining us with her impeccable and ground-breaking research work in sociology in general but eco-racial-sociology in particular. Her work as far Species Ecology is concern poses game-changing blueprint-portfolio viz-a-viz global green water policy in terms of how mother nature and all its species should be governed against the backdrop of anthropocentric and humanistic socio-cultural racial persecution and interracial eco-ignorant capitalistic free-market globalization-driven so called human development which made poor nations more poorer and small fragment of globally rich nations more richer. The outward manifestations rounded to biodiversity loss, fresh water depletion, human persecution (majority of the people on earth are living less than dollars a day as an example), species extinction, atmospheric ozone depletion, global fish stock depletion, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle decimation and global warming to name few. Tanya’s research work is not only ground breaking or pioneering but instrumental to illuminate light on sociological studies that neatly interconnected with ecological socialism, the curse and pitfalls of capitalism and globalization. Ecology and Wildlife Science standalone cannot solve species extinction crises, it is Professor Golash-Boza’s research work on sociology that in the end will drive humanity to rectify their misdeed both in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and most importantly ecological dimensions.

Species Ecology warmly welcome Tanya to join as our chair. Her presence will shine like a distant living star. And her work will help humanity to reorder the human planet that now facing sixth mass extinction event – Thanks to capitalistic ‘Laissez-fairefree market economy in the form of market instrument as such globalization that single-handedly destroying our only home: the Earth.



Species Ecology

Honorary Chairperson

Tanya Golash-Boza is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. She has published five sole-authored books and 51 articles and book chapters. Many of her publications have received awards, including her latest book Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism, which was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. She also won an article award from that same section for “Dropping the Hyphen: Becoming Latino(a)-American through Racialized Assimilation.” Additionally, she won the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010.

Tanya Boza

Tanya Golash-Boza’s scholarship ranges from issues of race and identity in Peru to human rights to immigration policy and deportation. Deported (New York University Press 2015) explains mass deportation in the context of the global economic crisis. Due Process Denied (Routledge 2012), describes how and why non-citizens in the United States have been detained and deported for minor crimes, without regard for constitutional limits on disproportionate punishment. Immigration Nation (Routledge 2015), provides a critical analysis of the impact that U.S. immigration policy has on human rights. Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (University Press of Florida 2011) explores discourses of blackness and racial identity in Peru. Her textbook, Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach (Oxford University Press 2015) provides a critical overview of contemporary race scholarship.

Tanya Golash-Boza’s public outreach includes her blog, Get a Life, PhD, which has 3.4 million pageviews, and OpEds and other essays which have appeared in Newsweek, Al Jazeera, The Boston Review, The Nation, Counterpunch, The Houston Chronicle, Racialicious, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Dissident Voice. For this and other outreach work, Professor Golash-Boza was awarded the UC Merced Senate Faculty Award for Distinguished Scholarly Public Service in 2013.


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