Dr. Michael Long

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Social Dynamics Research Framework
Professor
Department of Sociology
Oklahoma State University
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Education: 
B.A. | Sociology | Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA | 2000
M.A. | Sociology | University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA | 2003
Ph.D. | Sociology | Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO | 2010
Research Interests: 

Dr. Michael Long, professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University, is a member of the OK NSF EPSCoR Track-1 RII Award titled Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon, and Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma. The $20 million research project is a social science-led, multi-disciplinary collaboration among social, physical, biological, engineering, and computational scientists. More than thirty researchers from across the state are working together on the project, which began July 1, 2020.

Dr. Long's research interests are in the areas of environmental sociology, green criminology, political economy, food insecurity, and quantitative methodology.

Dr. Long's research supports the Social Dynamics Research Framework aspect of the OK NSF EPSCoR project. Human perceptions and beliefs are at the heart of the most critical challenges facing Oklahoma. They shape behaviors and collective decisions, and therefore our responses to the changing world. Using data from the M-SISNet, the social dynamics team will (a) measure and model perceptions and beliefs underpinning the social narratives that shape debates among the public, opinion leaders, and scientists about the emerging, interconnected, and salient threats to Oklahomans identified in our research focus areas; (b) evaluate how widely shared narratives have undermined collective action to pursue convergent solutions to wicked problems that recognize and address the array of anthropogenic drivers of these threats; and (c) measure social valuation for solutions using willingness-to-pay for potential sustainable solutions. 

Coupled with the project’s four interconnected focus areas, the Social Dynamics framework provides the structure and direction of the project. The distinct but interrelated focus areas and the research questions they pursue were selected for this project because they deepen understanding of overlapping natural and human dynamics that drive critical problems facing Oklahoma today. Treated individually as stand-alone problems, they are susceptible to social polarization and policy gridlock. Addressed as an integrated set, these dynamics offer the prospect for revised understandings of problem boundaries and provide the potential for informed value tradeoffs across social groups that can enable socially sustainable solutions to address our most pressing problems.

Learn more about the OK NSF EPSCoR research project.  

Key Publications: 

RECENTLY PUBLISHED WORKS
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Books

  • Long, Michael A.; Margaret Anne Defeyter and Paul B. Stretesky. Holiday Hunger in the UK: Local Responses to Childhood Food Insecurity. Routledge, Under Contract.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Michael A. Long and Paul B. Stretesky. Green Criminology and Green Theories of Justice: An Introduction to a Political Economic View of Eco-Justice. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Michael A. Long; Paul B. Stretesky and Kimberly L. Barrett. Green Criminology: Crime, Justice, and the Environment. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. Defining Crime: A Critique of the Concept and Its Implication. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Michael A. Long and Michael J. Lynch. The Treadmill of Crime: Political Economy and Green Criminology. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • Ayree Fiezel; Anna Szolucha; Paul B. Stretesky; Damien Short; Michael A. Long; Liesel A. Ritchie and Duane A. Gill. “Shale Gas Development and Community Distress: Evidence from England.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17 (14): 5069, 2020.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Margaret Anne Defeyter; Michael A. Long; Liesel A. Ritchie and Duane A. Gill. “Holiday Hunger and Parental Distress? Preliminary Evidence from North East England.” Sustainability 12 (10): 4141, 2020. 
  • Long, Michael A.; Lara Gonçalves; Paul B. Stretesky and Margaret Anne Defeyter. “Food Insecurity in Advanced Capitalist Nations: A Review.” Sustainability 12 (9): 3654, 2020. 
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Margaret Anne Defeyter; Michael A. Long; Zeb Sattar and Eilish Crilley. “Holiday Clubs as Community Organizations.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 689 (1): 129-148, 2020. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “The Treadmill of Production and the Treadmill of Law: Propositions for Analyzing Law, Ecological Disorganization and Crime.” Capitalism Nature Socialism 31 (1):107-122, 2020. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Climate Change, Temperature and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities, 1895-2015.” Weather, Climate, and Society 12 (1): 171-181, 2020. 
  • Gray, Benjamin J.; Michael A. Long; Duane A. Gill; Riley E. Dunlap and Adam M. Straub. “Politics, Climate Change and Earthquakes: Public Perceptions of Oil and Gas Impacts in Oklahoma.” Energy Research & Social Science 58: 101251, 2019.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Environmental Crime Prosecutions in Ireland, 2004-2014.” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 43 (4): 277-293, 2019. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Michael A. Long; Paul B. Stretesky and Kimberly L. Barrett. “Measuring the Ecological Impact of the Wealthy: Excessive Consumption, Ecological Disorganization and Green Crime and Justice.” Social Currents 6 (4); 377-395, 2019. 
  • Long, Michael A.; Rebecca Oswald; Paul B. Stretesky and Sarah Soppitt. “Do Flood Mitigation and Natural Habitat Protection Employment Reduce Youth Offending?” European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 25 (2): 135-151, 2019. 
  • McLean, Craig; Michael A. Long; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael J. Lynch and Steve Hall. “Exploring the Relationship between Neoliberalism and Homicide: A CrossNational Perspective.” International Journal of Sociology 49 (1): 53-76, 2019. 
  • Mann, Emily; Michael A. Long; Paul B. Stretesky and Margaret Anne Defeyter. “A Question of Justice: Are Holiday Clubs Serving the Most Deprived Communities in England?” Local Environment 23 (10): 1008-1022, 2018. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Green Criminology and Native Peoples: The Treadmill of Production and the Killing of Indigenous Environmental Activists.” Theoretical Criminology 22 (3): 318-341, 2018. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Situational Crime Prevention and the Ecological Regulation of Green Crime: A Review and Discussion.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 679: 178-196, 2018.
  • Barrett, Kimberly L.; Michael J. Lynch; Michael A. Long and Paul B. Stretesky. “Monetary Penalties and Noncompliance with Environmental Laws: A Mediation Analysis.” American Journal of Criminal Justice 43 (3): 530-550, 2018.
  • Ritchie, Liesel A.; Duane A. Gill and Michael A. Long. “Mitigating Litigating: An Examination of Psychosocial Impacts of Compensation Processes Associated with the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Risk Analysis 38 (8): 1656-1671, 2018.
  • Long, Michael A.; Michael J. Lynch and Paul B. Stretesky. “The Great Recession, the Treadmill of Production and Ecological Disorganization: Did the Recession Decrease Toxic Releases Across US States, 2005-2014?" Ecological Economics 146: 184-192, 2018.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Michael A. Long; Ruth E. McKie and Feizel A. Ayree. “Does Oil and Gas Development Increase Crime within UK Local Authorities?” The Extractive Industries and Society 5 (3): 356-365, 2018.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Ruth E. McKie; Michael J. Lynch; Michael A. Long and Kimberly L. Barrett. “Where Have All the Falcons Gone? Saker Falcon (Falco Cherrug) Exports in a Global Economy.” Global Ecology and Conservation 13 e00372 doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2017.e00372, 2018.
  • Long, Michael A.; Paul B. Stretesky; Pamela Louise Graham; Katie Jane Palmer; Eileen Steinbock and Margaret Anne Defeyter. “The Impact of Holiday Clubs on Household Food Insecurity – A Pilot Study.” Health & Social Care in the Community 26 (2): e261-e269, 2018. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Blaming the Poor for Biodiversity Loss: A Political Economic Critique of the Study of Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking.” Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 25 (3): 263-275, 2017.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “The State and Green Crimes Related to Water Pollution and Ecological Disorganization: Water Pollution from Publicly Owned Water Treatment (POTW) Facilities Across US States.” Palgrave Communications 3: 17070 doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2017.70, 2017. 
  • Long, Michael A.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael J. Lynch. “Foreign Direct Investment, Ecological Withdrawals and Natural Resource Dependent Economies.” Society & Natural Resources 30 (10): 1261-1276, 2017.
  • Stretesky, Paul B; Michael A. Long and Michael J. Lynch. “A Cross-National Study of the Association between Natural Resource Rents and Homicide Rates, 2000-12.” European Journal of Criminology 14 (4): 393-414, 2017.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Kimberly L. Barrett; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. 5 “The Neglect of Quantitative Research in Green Criminology and its Consequences.” Critical Criminology 25 (2): 183-198, 2017.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Michael A. Long and Michael J. Lynch. “Trends in the Formation of Environmental Enforcement International Non-Governmental Organizations, 1950-2010.” Globalizations 14 (4): 627-642, 2017.
  • Stretesky, Paul B.; Michael J. Lynch; Michael A. Long and Kimberly L. Barrett. “Does the Modernization of Environmental Enforcement Reduce Toxic Releases? An Examination of Self-Policing, Criminal Prosecutions and Toxic Releases in the United States, 1988-2014.” Sociological Spectrum 37 (1): 48-62, 2017.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Kimberly L. Barrett; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “The Weak Probability of Punishment for Environmental Offenses and Deterrence of Environmental Offenders: A Discussion Based on USEPA Criminal Cases, 1983-2013.” Deviant Behavior 37 (10): 1095-1109, 2016.
  • Graham, Pamela Louise; Eilish Crilley; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long; Katie Jane Palmer; Eileen Steinbock and Margaret Anne Defeyter. “Holiday Clubs in the UK: A Qualitative Investigation of Needs, Benefits and Potential Development.” Frontiers in Public Health 4 172: DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00172, 2016.
  • Liang, Bin; Michael A. Long and J. David Knottnerus. “What do Clients Achieve in Drug/DUI Court? Examining Intended and Unintended Outcomes.” Justice System Journal 37 (3): 272-289, 2016.
  • Fullerton, Andrew S.; Michael A. Long and Kathryn Freeman Anderson. “Job Insecurity and Substance Use in the United States: Strain, Stress and the Gendering of Precarious Employment.” Research in the Sociology of Work 29: 241-271, 2016.
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “A Proposal for the Political Economy of Green Criminology: Capitalism and the Case of the Alberta Tar Sands.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 58 (2): 137- 160, 2016.

Forthcoming Journal Articles

  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Wildlife Officer Enforcement Activities in Colorado, 2005-2014. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1776425. 
  • Lynch, Michael J.; Averi Fegadel and Michael A. Long. “Green Criminology, State-Corporate Crime and the Ecocide-Genocide Nexus.” Journal of Genocide Research. DOI:10.1080/14623528.2020.1771998. 
  • Lynch, Michael J; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long and Kimberly Barrett. “The Climate Change-Temperature-Crime Relationship: Evidence from a Sample of 15 Large US Cities.” Social Sciences. 
  • Leon-Corwin, Maggie; Jericho R. McElroy; Michelle L. Estes; Jon Lewis and Michael A. Long. “Polluting our Prisons? An Examination of Oklahoma Prison Locations and Toxic Releases, 2011-2017.” Punishment & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1462474519899949. 
  • Ritchie, Liesel A.; Duane A. Gill and Michael A. Long. “Factors Influencing Stress Response Avoidance Behaviors Following Technological Disasters: A Case Study of the 2008 TVA Coal Ash Spill.” Environmental Hazards. DOI: 10.1080/17477891.2019.1652142. 

Book Chapters

  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long and Kimberly L. Barrett.   “Expanding Treadmill of Production Analysis within Green Criminology by Integrating Metabolic Rift and Ecological Unequal Exchange Theories.” Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology, 2nd Edition, Pp. 79-94, Nigel South and Avi Brisman (eds.). Routledge, 2020. 

  • Lynch, Michael J.; Michael A. Long and Paul B. Stretesky. “Geographic Variations in, and Correlates of Green/Environmental Crime Across US States” Pp. 105-134 in Kim Lersch and Jay Chakraborty (eds.). Geographies of Behavioral Health, Crime, and Disorder. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2020. 

  • Long, Michael A.; Paul B. Stretesky and Kimberly L. Barrett. “Longitudinal Methods for Analyzing Green Crime.” In Michael J. Lynch and Stephen F. Pires (eds.) Quantitative Studies in Green and Conservation Criminology. Routledge, 2019. 

  • Lynch, Michael J.; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long and Kimberly L. Barrett. “What we ‘Know’: A Review of Quantitative Studies in Green/Conservation Criminology.” In Michael J. Lynch and Stephen F. Pires (eds.) Quantitative Studies in Green and Conservation Criminology. Routledge, 2019. 

  • Graham, Pamela Louise; Paul B. Stretesky; Michael A. Long; Emily Mann and Margaret Anne Defeyter. “Holiday Hunger: Feeding Children During the School Holidays.” in Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home: Critical Perspectives Pp. 105-124, Vicki Harman, Benedetta Cappellini and Charlotte Faircloth (eds.). Routledge, 2018. 

  • Long, Michael A. and Michael J. Lynch. “Food Waste (Non)Regulation.” Pp. 331-346 in Allison Gray and Ron Hinch (eds). A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do about Them, Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2018.

Other Writing 

  • Defeyter, Margaret Anne; Paul Stretesky; Michael Long; Sinéad Furey; Christian Reynolds; Alyson Dodds; Debbie Porteous; Emily Mann; Christine Stretesky; Anna Kemp; James Fox and Andrew McAnallen. “Food Insecurity and Lived Experience of Students.” Written evidence for UK Parliament, Education Select Committee. Available at: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/6225/pdf/, 2020. 
  • Defeyter, Margaret Anne; Paul von Hippel; Jackie Shinwell; Emily Mann; Emily Henderson; Iain Brownlee; Gillian Pepper; Paul Stretesky; Michael Long; Jim McKenna; Andy Daly-Smith; Gurpinder Lalli; Donald Bundy and Lesley Drake. “Covid-19: Back to School, Rebuilding a Better Future for All Children. Written evidence for UK Parliament, Education Select Committee. Available at: https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/3787/pdf/, 2020. 
  • Defeyter, Margaret Anne; Paul B. Stretesky and Michael A. Long. “Holiday Hunger: The Government Must Remove the Inequalities in Children’s Access to Holiday Clubs.” The BMJ. The BMJ Opinion. Available at: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2019/10/23/holiday-hunger-the-government-must-..., 2019.
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