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On His Proverbial Plate

A visit with Sandy Rikoon, Professor, Rural Sociology

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: environmental sociology political ecology food security ethnicity research

Response to Research

Topics: research public response

Rikoon is often bewildered by the public’s response to scholarly work. On the one hand, he reflects, “sometimes our best groundbreaking research has zippo impact,” even when published in the most prestigious journals. On the other hand, sometimes those projects that are not the most academically complex have a huge real-world impact.