Academic Papers

Our HE faculty are active researchers who publish in a variety of fields, such as engineering studies, engineering education, science and technology studies, and anthropology, to name a few. Below are links to recent publications by HE faculty, grouped by topic. If you do not have access to academic journals, please email the author directly for an electronic copy of the article.

FACULTY WEBSITES AND PAPERS

Elizabeth Reddy

Elizabeth Reddy is a social scientist. She studies how experts address risks to human wellbeing. She has worked in engineering education, hospital-patient communication, and earthquake risk management. Most of her work focuses in Mexico and the US. To learn more and to find her publications, please visit her website .

Juan Lucena

Juan Lucena is Professor and Director of Humanitarian Engineering (HE) at the Colorado School of Mines. Juan obtained a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech and two BS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His books include Defending the Nation: U.S. Policymaking to Create Scientists and Engineers from Sputnik to the ’War Against Terrorism,’ Engineering and Sustainable Community Development (with Jen Schneider and Jon Leydens), Engineering Education for Social Justice: Critical Explorations and Opportunities, and Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice (with Jon Leydens). To learn more and to find his publications, please visit his website. 

ENGINEERING & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Bridging Sustainable Community Development and Social Justice

Lucena, Juan. Bridging Sustainable Community Development and Social Justice. In International Perspectives on Engineering Education. Christensen, S, Didier, C, Jamieson, A. (eds). Switzerland, Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-16169-3_11

Towards an ethics of international service learning: How history, engineering cultures and views of communities should matter to engineers’ serving abroad

Lucena, Juan. 2013. Towards an ethics of international service learning: How history, engineering cultures and views of communities should matter to engineers’ serving abroad. In Service Learning in Engineering, Marybeth Lima and Bill Oakes (eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/service-learning-9780199922048?cc=us&lang=en&

Engineers and Community: How Sustainable Engineering Depends on Engineers' Views of People

Lucena, Juan. 2013. Engineers and Community: How Sustainable Engineering Depends on Engineers’ Views of People. In Handbook of Sustainable Engineering, Wolfgang Wimmer and Joanne Kauffman (eds.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-8939-8_51

Making the human dimensions of sustainable community development visible to engineers

Lucena, Juan., J. Leydens, and J. Schneider. 2010. Making the human dimensions of sustainable community development visible to engineers. Engineering Sustainability, 164 (1): 13 –23. http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/ensu.1000014

ENGINEERING & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Social Justice: A Missing, Unelaborated Dimension in Humanitarian Engineering and Learning Through Service

Leydens, Jon and Juan Lucena. 2014. Social Justice: A Missing, Unelaborated Dimension in Humanitarian Engineering and Learning Through Service. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. Vol 9, no. 2, pp. 1-28. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/ijsle/article/view/5447

Are engineering and social justice (in)commensurable? A theoretical exploration of macro-sociological frameworks

Leydens, Jon, Juan Lucena, and Jen Schneider. 2012. Are engineering and social justice (in)commensurable? A theoretical exploration of macro-sociological frameworks. International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice and Peace, 1(1): 63-82. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/285e/73cec9fb3148ed22e363caf9164344f1cb9c.pdf

ENGINEERING EDUCATION

Engineering Students’ Views of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study from Petroleum Engineering

Smith, Jessica M., Carrie McClelland and Nicole Smith. Engineering Students’ Views of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study from Petroleum Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9859-x

Invisible Innovators: How Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Use Their Funds of Knowledge to Belong in Engineering

Smith, Jessica M. and Juan Lucena. 2016. Invisible Innovators: How Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Use Their Funds of Knowledge to Belong in Engineering. Engineering Studies 8 (1): 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19378629.2016.1155593

“How do I show them I’m more than a person who can lift heavy things?” The Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation Engineering Students

Smith, Jessica M. and Juan Lucena. 2016. “How do I show them I’m more than a person who can lift heavy things?” The Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation Engineering Students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 22(3): 199–221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2016015512

Engineering by Doing: Diversity, Innovation and Hands-On Learning

Rolston, Jessica Smith and Elizabeth Cox. 2015. Engineering by Doing: Diversity, Innovation and Hands-On Learning. In International Perspectives on Engineering Education: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume 1, S.H. Christensen et al. Pp. 261-278. New York: Springer.

Making the Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Visible and Relevant to Engineering Education

Smith, Jessica and Juan Lucena. 2015. Making the Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Visible and Relevant to Engineering Education. American Society for Engineering Education conference, Seattle. http://dx.doi.org/10.18260/p.24464

Teaching the ethics of science and engineering through humanities and social science: A case study of evolving student perceptions of nanotechnology

Zilliox, Skylar, Jessica M. Smith, Corinne Packard, and Carl Mitcham. 2016. Teaching the ethics of science and engineering through humanities and social science: A case study of evolving student perceptions of nanotechnology. Teaching Ethics. http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/tej2016112334

Nanoethics and Policy Education: A Case Study of Social Science Coursework and Student Engagement with Emerging Technologies

Rolston, Jessica Smith, Skylar Zilliox*, Corinne Packard, Carl Mitcham and Brian Zaharatos. 2014. Nanoethics and Policy Education: A Case Study of Social Science Coursework and Student Engagement with Emerging Technologies. NanoEthics 8:217–225. http://dx.doi.org/1007/s11569-014-0210-1

LOW INCOME, FIRST GENERATION ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Invisible Innovators: How Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Use Their Funds of Knowledge to Belong in Engineering

Smith, Jessica M. and Juan Lucena. 2016. Invisible Innovators: How Low Income, First Generation (LIFG) Students Use Their Funds of Knowledge to Belong in Engineering. Engineering Studies 8 (1): 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19378629.2016.1155593

“How do I show them I’m more than a person who can lift heavy things?” The Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation Engineering Students

Smith, Jessica M. and Juan Lucena. 2016. “How do I show them I’m more than a person who can lift heavy things?” The Funds of Knowledge of Low Income, First Generation Engineering Students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 22(3): 199–221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2016015512

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Perils of Universalization

Smith, Jessica M. and Federico Helfgott. 2010. Corporate Social Responsibility and the Perils of Universalization. Anthropology Today 26(3): 20-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8322.2010.00737.x

Climate Change Justice and Corporate Responsibility

Smith, Jessica. 2016. Climate Change Justice and Corporate Responsibility. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 34(1): 70-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646811.2016.1120074

Engineering Students’ Views of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study from Petroleum Engineering

Smith, Jessica M., Carrie McClelland and Nicole Smith. Engineering Students’ Views of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study from Petroleum Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9859-x

Turning Mine Protesters into Collaborators: The Opportunities and Challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry

Rolston, Jessica Smith. 2015. Turning Mine Protesters into Collaborators: The Opportunities and Challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry. Society and Natural Resources 28(2): 165-179. http://dx.doi.org/1080/08941920.2014.945063

RESOURCE GOVERNANCE

Memorandums of Understanding and Public Trust in Local Government for Colorado’s Unconventional Energy Industry

Zilliox, Skylar* and Jessica Smith. 2017. Memorandums of Understanding and Public Trust in Local Government for Colorado’s Unconventional Energy Industry. Energy Policy 107: 72-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.032

Supraregulatory Agreements and Unconventional Energy Development: Learning from Citizen Concerns, Enforceability and Participation in Colorado

Zilliox, Skylar* and Jessica M. Smith. 2017. Supraregulatory Agreements and Unconventional Energy Development: Learning from Citizen Concerns, Enforceability and Participation in Colorado. Extractive Industries & Society 4(1): 69–77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2016.11.008

Memorandums of Understanding and the Social License to Operate in Colorado’s Unconventional Energy Industry

Shaffer, Austin***, Skylar Zilliox* and Jessica M. Smith. 2017. Memorandums of Understanding and the Social License to Operate in Colorado’s Unconventional Energy Industry. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 35 (1): 69-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646811.2016.1216696

ARTISANAL MINING

Promises and Perceptions in the Guianas: The Making of an Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Reserve

Smith, Nicole M.**, Jessica M. Smith, Zira Q. John, Benjamin Teschner. 2017. Promises and Perceptions in the Guianas: The Making of an Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Reserve. Resources Policy 51: 49-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2016.11.006

MINING & LABOR

Mining Coal and Undermining Gender: Rhythms of Work and Family in the American West

Rolston, Jessica Smith. 2014. Mining Coal and Undermining Gender: Rhythms of Work and Family in the American West. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

(Finalist for the Society for Economic Anthropology book prize and the Society for the Anthropology of Work’s book prize.)

Blind Spots of Liberal Righteousness. Cultural Anthropology hot spots series on “The Rise of Trumpism"

Smith, Jessica. Blind Spots of Liberal Righteousness. Cultural Anthropology hot spots series on “The Rise of Trumpism.” January 18, 2017. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1044-blind-spots-of-liberal-righteousness

Everyday Lives of Energy Transitions: Contested Sociotechnical Imaginaries in the American West

Smith, Jessica M. and Abraham Tidwell. 2016. Everyday Lives of Energy Transitions: Contested Sociotechnical Imaginaries in the American West. Social Studies of Science 46(3): 327-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306312716644534

The Politics of Pits and the Materiality of Mine Labor: Making Natural Resources in the American West

Rolston, Jessica Smith. 2013. The Politics of Pits and the Materiality of Mine Labor: Making Natural Resources in the American West. American Anthropologist 115 (4): 582-594. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aman.12050

Risky Business: Neoliberalism and Workplace Safety in Wyoming Coal Mines

Rolston, Jessica Smith. 2010. Risky Business: Neoliberalism and Workplace Safety in Wyoming Coal Mines. Human Organization 69 (4): 331-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.17730/humo.69.4.j51583211nn864uu

Talk about Technology: Negotiating Gender Difference in Wyoming Coal Mines

Rolston, Jessica Smith. 2010. Talk about Technology: Negotiating Gender Difference in Wyoming Coal Mines. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35 (4): 893-918. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/651039

Crafting Kinship at Home and Work: Women Miners in Wyoming

Smith, Jessica M. 2008. Crafting Kinship at Home and Work: Women Miners in Wyoming. Women and Work issue, edited by Kathlene McDonald, WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society 11(4): 439-458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-4580.2008.00218.x