paul V. Stock

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology, Environmental Studies Program
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 721
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556



Ph.D., Sociology, Colorado State University

M.A., Sociology, Illinois State University

B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Truman State University

Teaching Interests

  • Environment
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Rural sociology


Paul is an environmental and rural sociologist with a primary interest in family farmers. Specifically, how do farmers respond to changes in the international economy? This work is also related to interests in environmental ethics, justice and agriculture, agricultural social movements, and the culture and symbolism of farming as it relates to policy.

Research Interests

  • Environment
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Collaboration
  • Farmers
  • Care
  • Ethics
  • Morality

Selected Publications

Brewer, J. P., & Stock, P. V. (2016). Beyond Extension: Strengthening the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP). Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 6(3), 91-101. DOI:10.5304/jafscd.2016.063.007

Stock, P. V., Carolan, M. S., & Rosin, C. (2015). Food Utopias: Reimagining Citizenship, Ethics and Community. Routledge/Earthscan.

Stock, P. V., & Forney, J. (2014). Farmer Autonomy and the Agricultural Self. Journal of Rural Studies, 36, 160-171. DOI:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.07.004

Selected Work

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