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Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille

Associate Professor of Sociology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 202
Phone: 843.953.6513
E-mail: auriffeilledm@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University
Dissertation: "The Color of Green: Lessons Learned from the Developing Relationship between Philanthropic Foundations and the Environmental Justice Movement"

M.U.A., Urban Affairs and Planning (Environmental Policy Concentration), Virginia Tech

B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech


Research Interests

  • Alternative Transportation and Active Living
  • Community and Urban Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Inequality
  • Qualitative Methods

Courses Taught

  • SOCY 101:  Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 271:  Introduction to Social Research
  • SOCY 346:  Environmental Sociology
  • SOCY 351:  Urban Sociology
  • SOCY 390:  Senior Seminar
  • ENVT 395:  Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

Honors and Awards

Bob Stuart Award For Excellence in Learning, 1993.

Tau Sigma Delta, The Architecture and Urban Studies Honors Society, 1993.

Urban Affairs and Planning Excellence in Learning Acknowledgement, 1992.


Publications

Publications of Refereed Scholarly Books (Major Revisions and Updates of Edited Volumes)

King, L., and D. McCarthy Auriffeille, eds.  3rd Edition.  Environmental Sociology:  From Analysis to Action.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.  

King, L., and D. McCarthy, eds. 2nd Edition. Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.

Publications of Refereed Scholarly Books (Edited Volumes)

Faber, D., and D. McCarthy, eds. Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

King, L., and D. McCarthy, eds. Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

Publications of Refereed Journal Articles 

McCarthy, D. “’I’m a Normal Person’: An Examination of How Utility Cyclists in Charleston South Carolina Use an Insider/Outsider Framework to Make Sense of Risks.” Urban Studies. 48(7) (May): 1439-1456, 2011.

McCarthy, D. “Perceptions About and Use of a New Scenic Bridge Path among Walkers, Runners, and Cyclists in Lowcountry South Carolina.” Preventive Medicine. 51(1) (July): 94-95, 2011.

Halfacre-Hitchcock, A., D. McCarthy, T. Burkett, and A. Carvajal. “Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Lowcountry South Carolina: a Demographic Profile and an Examination of Pesticide Risk Perception and Protection in Two Pilot Case Studies." Human Organization 65(1) (Spring): 55-71, 2006.

McCarthy, D. "Environmental Justice Grantmaking: Elites and Activists Collaborate to Transform Philanthropy." Sociological Inquiry 74(2) (May): 250-270, 2004.

Faber, D., and D. McCarthy. "The Evolving Structure of the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States: New Models for Democratic Decision-Making." Social Justice Research 14(4): 405-421, 2001.

Publications of Chapters in Refereed Scholarly Books 

McCarthy, D., and L. King. “Introduction: Environmental Problems Require Social Solutions” Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action.  Edited by L. King and D. McCarthy. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield: xi-xxx, 2005.

Faber, D., and D. McCarthy. “Chapter 6, Breaking the Funding Barriers: Philanthropic Activism in Support of the Environmental Justice Movement.” In Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements. Edited by D. Faber and D. McCarthy. Lanham, MD:
Rowman and Littlefield: 175-209, 2005.

Faber, D., and D. McCarthy. “Introduction: Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements.” In Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements. Edited by D. Faber and D. McCarthy. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield: 3-32, 2005.

Ostrander, S., I. Silver, and D. McCarthy. “Chapter 10, Mobilizing Money Strategically: Opportunities for Grantees to be Active Agents in Social Movement Philanthropy.” In Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements. Edited by D. Faber and D. McCarthy.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield: 271-289, 2005. 

Faber, D. and D. McCarthy. "Neo-Liberalism, Globalization, and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice." In Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World. Edited by J. Agyeman, R. Bullard and R. Evans. Cambridge: MIT Press (also London: Earthscan Publications): 38-63, 2005.

Publications of Reports (Applied and Community Research)

McCarthy, D. "An Impact Assessment of the Wonders Way Path on the Physical Activity Levels of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant Residents and Tourists: An Application of the Principles of 'Active Living by Design' to the Construction of the New Arthur Ravenel Bridge." Final Report submitted to the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments, 2009.

Faber, D. and D. McCarthy. "A Different Shade of Green: A Report on Philanthropy and the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States." Washington, D.C.: The Aspen Institute, 2000.

Publications in Progress 

McCarthy Auriffeille, D. “Encounters with Nature and the Body through Cycling: How Utility Cyclists Talk about the Sensuality of Riding,” (minor changes to the title are likely).

McCarthy Auriffeille, D. Bikes, Bodies, and Risk: A Qualitative Study of Utility Cycling in Lowcountry South Carolina. (changes to the title are likely)

King, L., and D. McCarthy, eds. 3rD Edition. Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.