Kai Schafft

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Professor, Education Policy Studies

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Focuses on the intersection between social inequality and spatial inequality. His major areas of research include the interrelationship between rural poverty and student transiency, contexts for rural youth development, farm-to-school program implementati

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Recent Publications

“This Is a Good Neighborhood. This Ain’t No Pittsburgh!”: Conflicting Narratives of Opioid Misuse within Rural School Districts and Communities

Burfoot-Rochford, I. & Schafft, K. A., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: American Journal of Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Race, Ethnicity, and Twenty-First Century Rural Sociological Imaginings: A Special Issue Introduction*

Carrillo, I., Quisumbing King, K. & Schafft, K. A., Sep 2021, In: Rural Sociology. 86, 3, p. 419-443 25 p.

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A “Resource Curse” for Education? Deepening Education Disparities in Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boomtowns

Kelly, M. G. & Schafft, K. A., 2021, In: Society and Natural Resources. 34, 1, p. 23-39 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Rurality and Crises of Democracy: What Can Rural Sociology Offer the Present Moment?*

Schafft, K. A., Sep 2021, In: Rural Sociology. 86, 3, p. 393-418 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Reconceptualizing rapid energy resource development and its impacts: Thinking regionally, spatially and intersectionally

Schafft, K. A., Brasier, K. & Hesse, A., May 2019, In: Journal of Rural Studies. 68, p. 296-305 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Mobilities, Fixities and Stabilities in Rural Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Boomtowns: Re-Conceptualising Boomtown Development Through a Mobilities Lens

Burfoot-Rochford, I. & Schafft, K. A., Jan 2018, In: Sociologia Ruralis. 58, 1, p. 171-189 19 p.

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A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Jacquet, J. B., Junod, A. N., Bugden, D., Wildermuth, G., Fergen, J. T., Jalbert, K., Rahm, B., Hagley, P., Brasier, K. J., Schafft, K., Glenna, L., Kelsey, T., Fershee, J., Kay, D. L., Stedman, R. C. & Ladlee, J., Nov 2018, In: Extractive Industries and Society. 5, 4, p. 596-609 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Busted amidst the Boom: The Creation of New Insecurities and Inequalities within Pennsylvania's Shale Gas Boomtowns

Schafft, K. A., McHenry-Sorber, E., Hall, D. & Burfoot-Rochford, I., Sep 2018, In: Rural Sociology. 83, 3, p. 503-531 29 p.

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Roma political agency and spaces of social inclusion and exclusion: the contradictions of Roma self-governance amidst the rise of Hungary’s radical right

Schafft, K. A. & Ferkovics, R., Sep 2 2018, In: Ethnic and Racial Studies. 41, 11, p. 2009-2027 19 p.

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Romani identity, cultural trauma, second-class citizenship and the contemporary context for ethnic political representation in Hungary

Ferkovics, R., Németh, K. & Schafft, K. A., Jun 2017, In: Politicka Misao. 54, 1-2, p. 74-93 20 p.

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