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Education

North Carolina State University, Sociology – Doctoral Candidate, Expected May 2020
Dissertation: A World-Metabolic Framework for Analyzing Incorporation and Exile in Cuban Agriculture
Dissertation Committee: Stefano B. Longo (chair), Sarah K. Bowen, Thomas Shriver,
and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Illinois State University – M.A. Sociology, 2013
Thesis: The (Lack of) Political Power Behind the Economic Outcomes of Los Locataios in the Informal Economy of El Monstruo, Mexico City
Thesis Committee: Thomas Burr (co-chair), Maura Toro-Morn (co-chair), Alejandro Enriquez, and Patrice Olsen

University of Houston-University Park – B.A. Sociology and Anthropology, 2011
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Fall 2009
Kulkucan Spanish Immersion School, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Summer 2010

Houston Community College – 2006 to 2008

Scholarly Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Smolski, Andrew R., Javier Sethness Castro, and Alexander Reid Ross. 2018. “Exile and Incorporation During Revolution: Mexico and Russia from 1910 to 1924” Capital & Class. doi: 10.1177/0309816818759229.
Honorable Mention: PEWS Terence K. Hopkins Student Paper Award, 2019

Pensado-Leglise, Mario del Roble and Andrew R, Smolski. 2017. “An Eco-Egalitarian Solution to the Capitalist Consumer Paradox: Integrating Short Food Chains and Public Market Systems” Agriculture. 7(76). doi:10.3390/agriculture7090076.

Torres Salcido, Gerardo, Mario del Roble Pensado Leglise and Andrew R. Smolski. 2015. ‘Public Markets in Mexico City. Social and Political relationships in food distribution’ Development in Practice 25(3): 295-305. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2015.1016481.

Policy Briefs
Smolski, Andrew R. 2019. “Stemming the Exploitation of Immigrant Farm Labor.” Contexts 18(2):70-71

Smolski, Andrew R. 2018. ‘Review of Urban Agriculture Benefits’, Minutes of the Environmental Advisory Board for the City of Raleigh.

Book Reviews
Smolski, Andrew R. 2019. “Class Struggle and Violence in Latin American Cities.” Latin American Perspectives. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19860470.

Smolski, Andrew R. 2016. “Review of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair, Kevin Alexander Gray, and JoAnn Wypijewski and Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford” Race & Class 58(2):104-108.

Smolski, Andrew R. 2016. “An academic object for decolonization: Review of El pensamiento filosófico latinoamericano, del Caribe y “latino” [1300-2000]” in Postcolonial Studies 19(3):365-357.

Smolski, Andrew R. 2015. Review of Grabbing Back: Essays against the Global Land Grab, edited by Alexander Reid Ross, in Development in Practice 25(3):442-443.

Edited Journal Issue Under Contract
Co-editor (with Matthew Lorenzen), Special Issue of Latin American Perspectives on “Violence and Contemporary Capital Accumulation in Latin America”

Manuscripts Under Review
‘Utilizing Mixed Methods in an Institutional Political Economy Analysis of Food Justice and Intersectional Hierarchy in Distance to New York City’s Farmers’ Markets’ with Jacob R. Rutz and Francesco Tiezzi at Agriculture and Human Values

‘Two Stories: One of Resistance, Another of Profit When Confronting Extractivism’ with Daniela García Grandón and Emilia Cordero at Latin American Perspectives

Manuscripts in Preparation
‘Ecological Risk in the 21st Century: Competing Political-Economic Theses and Mechanisms in Environmental Sociology’ with Timothy P. Clark, Jason S. Allen, Heather Sanchez, and John Hedlund.

‘An Interpretive Analysis of Anarcho-Populism in Russia and Mexico at the Turn of the 20th
Century: Rhetoric, Strategy and Mobilization’ with Javier Sethness Castro and Alexander Reid Ross

Non-Academic Publications
In Print
Smolski, Andrew R. 2018. “Why Raleigh needs a stronger commitment to urban agriculture” in News & Observer, October 16th – p. 9A.
Online
Smolski, Andrew R. 2018. “Sociology for positive, social change” at Technician, December 3rd.

Fellowships
Latin American Perspectives Visiting Fellowship at University of California at Riverside, 2019
Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Graduate Fellowship at North Carolina State University, 2018-2020
Honors
Honorable Mention, Political Economy of the World-System’s Terence K. Hopkins Student Paper Award, 2019
North Carolina State University Graduate Student Association Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, 2019
Illinois State University/American Sociological Association Distinguished Sociology Graduate Student Award, 2013

Travel Awards
Arthur B. Moss Graduate School International Travel Grant at North Carolina State University, 2018
Sociological Graduate Student Association Travel Award at North Carolina State University 2018

Scholarly Participation
Invited Speaker

‘Sustainable Agriculture and Agrarian Structure in Mexico and Cuba’ – Presentation for Latin American Perspectives, Latin American Studies, and the University of California at Riverside’s Library in Riverside, California, 2019

‘Mexico’s Food System in Transition: A Sociologically Informed View’ – Seminar (with Tim Kloppe) for the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Association for Interdisciplinary and Global Engagement in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2019

Panels
‘A Mixed-Method Analysis of Intersectional Inequality at New York City’s Farmers’ Markets’ – Presentation (with Jacob C. Rutz and Francesco Tiezzi) at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Richmond, Virginia, 2019

‘Cuba, Agriculture, and World-Ecology: The Missing Exilic Ecological Regime, 1959-1965’ – Presentation at the Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network in San Francisco, California, 2019

‘Abolishing Pesticides? The Possibility of Exile and Agroecology’ – Presentation at Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018

‘An Institutional Marxist Approach to Food Justice Studies’ – Presentation (with Jason S. Allen) at Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Portland, Oregon, 2018

‘An Eco-Egalitarian Solution to the Capitalist Consumer Paradox in the Alternative Agri-Food Network’ – Presentation at XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2018

‘Exile and Incorporation During Revolution: Mexico and Russia from 1910-1924’ – Presentation (with Alexander Reid Ross and Javier Sethness Castro) at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, in Special Session ‘What does 21st Century Revolution Look Like, 100 Years after 1917?’ in Montreal, Canada, 2017

‘Who does It?: Testing Agency in the Case of United States Ozone Reduction, 1990-1997’ – Presentation at Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 2016

‘Food Distribution and Socioeconomic Relationships: Mexico City’s Public Markets’ – Presentation (with Gerardo Torres Salcido and Mario del Roble Pensado Leglise) at The Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, 2015

‘Los Locatarios: The Public Markets of Mexico and Development Policy’ – Presentation at The Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, 2013

Organized Sessions
Organizer of ‘Globalizing Food System Inequalities Through Neoliberal States’ with Emilia I. Cordero Oceguera (Chair) and Daniel Garcia Grandon at the XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2018

Moderated Sessions
‘Land Access and Finance Issues for Farm Operations: Cross-National Perspectives’ at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Richmond, Virginia, 2019

‘Post-Capitalist Frameworks: Centering Values in a Just Food System’ at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Portland, Oregon, 2018

Graduate Workshops
‘Systematic Approaches to Building a Literature Review’ – Conducted for the Peer Scholars Event Series at North Carolina State University, 2019

‘Writing Effective Literature Reviews’ – Conducted for The Graduate School at North Carolina State University, 2019

Other scholarly participation
‘Intersectional Inequality and Distance to Farmers’ Markets in New York City’ – Poster Session (with Jacob R. Rutz and Francesco Tiezzi) at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ All-CEFS meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, 2019

‘A Capitalist Ecological Crisis, Structural Impediments to Reflexivity, and the Role of Class Power’ – Roundtable at American Sociological Association (with Timothy P. Clark, Jason Allen, and Heather Kay Sanchez) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018

‘Exile as a Determinant of State (De)Formation During Revolution’ – Poster Session (with Alexander Reid Ross and Javier Sethness Castro) at North Carolina State University’s Graduate Student Research Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2018

‘Benefits of Urban Agriculture’ – Presentation to the Environmental Advisory Board for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, 2018

‘Socio-Ecological Solidarity and Sanction-Oriented Action in Developing a Just, Ecologically Sustainable Food System’ – Roundtable at Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina, 2017

‘Sistemas Agroaliementarios Localizados’ – Electronic forum for RedSIAL-Latin America, 2014

‘The Public Markets of Mexico City’ – Radio Show for KPFT 90.1 FM’s Open Journal, 2012
‘Reducing Our Waste in Bloomington-Normal, IL’ – Community Presentation for the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development at Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL”, December 2011

Research Assistantships
North Carolina State University – Research Assistant, 2015-2016
Project: Advancing Marine Sociology: An Examination of the Interactions between Social Institutions and Marine Systems in a Caribbean Context
Principle Investigator: Stefano B. Longo
Responsibilities: literature review, travel logistics, Spanish interpreter

Professional Development
Data Mattes Short Course Series at National Consortium for Data Science, 2019
Grant Writing Development Series at the Graduate School, North Carolina State University, 2019
Future Faculty Workshop at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Illinois State University, 2011

Teaching Experience
North Carolina State University – Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2015-Present
Upper-level Courses: Theories of Social Structure (2 semesters)
Lower-level Courses: Jobs and Work (5 semesters), Principles of Sociology (1 semester), Technology in Society and Culture (2 semesters), Social Deviance (1 semester), Current Social Problems (1 semester – Distance Education)

Meredith College – Instructor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, 2018-Present
Upper-Level Courses: Sociology of the Border (1 semester)
Lower-level Courses: Deviance and Society (2 semester), Principles of Sociology (1 semester)

North Carolina State University – Distance Education Grader, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2018-Present
Lower-level Courses: Social Problems (1 semester), Principles of Sociology (1 semester), Cultural Geography (1 semester), Community and Health (1 semester)

Lone Star College – Distance Education Instructor, Department of Social/Behavioral Sciences, 2014-2017
Lower-level Courses: Principles of Sociology (2 semester), Minority Studies (3 semesters),
Social Problems (2 semester), Marriage and Family (1 semester)

Service
Manuscript Reviewer
Development in Practice; Human Ecology Review, Latin American Perspectives

Departmental Service
Curriculum Committee Member for Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University, 2017-2018

University Service
Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Student Association at North Carolina State University, 2016-Present
Vice President, 2019-2020
Secretary, 2017-2018

Professional Service and Leadership
Graduate Student Representative, Nominations Committee of the Rural Sociological Society, 2018-2020
Committee Chair, Marxist Sociology Praxis Award of the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological
Association, 2018
Member, Social Action Committee of The Midwest Sociological Society, 2012-2015

Community Service
Witness for Justice Volunteer, Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Farm Worker Unit, 2015-2018

Membership in Professional Organizations
American Sociological Association
Section Membership: Environmental Sociology and Political Economy of the World-System
Rural Sociological Society,
RIG Membership: Sociology of Agriculture and Food and International Development and Studies
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Division Membership: Environment and Technology and Social Problems Theory
Latin American Studies Association
Section Membership: Food, Agriculture, and Rural Studies