Robert Chiles, Ph.D.

Robert Chiles, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
110C Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental sociology
  • Food and agricultural ethics
  • Science, knowledge, and technology
  • Culture and consumption
  • Social psychology
  • Animals and society
  • Qualitative research methods

Education

  • BA, Philosophy and Political Science, Stanford University
  • MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Publications

Ecosystem Benefits Provision of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Chinese Sponge Cities
Environmental Management, Wang, Rui, Wu, Hong, Chiles, Robert, 2022

Empathic choices for animals versus humans
Journal of Social Psychology, Cameron, C. Daryl, Lengieza, Michael L., Hadjiandreou, Eliana, Swim, Janet K., Chiles, Robert M., 2022

Democratizing ownership and participation in the 4th Industrial Revolution: challenges and opportunities in cellular agriculture
Agriculture and Human Values, Chiles, Robert M., Broad, Garrett, Gagnon, Mark, Negowetti, Nicole, Glenna, Leland, Griffin, Megan A.M., Tami-Barrera, Lina, Baker, Siena, Beck, Kelly, 2021

Principles of foodservice ethics: a general review
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Sharma, Amit, Jolly, Phillip M., Chiles, Robert Magneson, DiPietro, Robin B., Jaykumar, Angeline, Kesa, Hema, Monteiro, Heather, Roberts, Kevin, Saulais, Laure, 2021

Consumer agency and the ethical obligations of food service providers in an era of cheap food, racial inequality, and neoliberal governance, Chiles, Robert, 2019

Qualitative Research Ethics in the Big-Data Era
American Behavioral Scientist, Glenna, Leland, Hesse, Arielle, Hinrichs, Clare, Chiles, Robert, Sachs, Carolyn, 2019

Qualitative Research Ethics in the Big Data Era
American Behavioral Scientist, Glenna, Leland, Hesse, Arielle, Hinrichs, Clare, Chiles, Robert, Sachs, Carolyn, 2019

Constructing a New Food Ethics: Waste and Discourses of Difference
The Public Philosophy Journal, Tsantsoulas, Tiffany, Chiles, Robert, Rachman, Steven, Van Wieren, Gretel, Wallace, Renee, 2019

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Chiles, Robert M., Fabian, Eileen E., Tobin, Daniel, Colby, Scott J., DePue, S. Molly, 2018

“Taking back the narrative” - A dialogue with Food Justice Detroit’s Renee Wallace about culture change, consciousness, and compost
Public Philosophy Journal, Van Wieren, Gretel, Rachman, Steven, Chiles, Robert, Tsantsoulas, Tiffany, 2018

Getting Wasted: Going beyond ‘agrarian vs. industrial’ and moving towards a new food ethics
Public Philosophy Journal, Rachman, Stephen, Tsantsoulas, Tiffany, Chiles, Robert, Van Wieren, Gretel, Wallace, Renee, 2018

Agri-food firms, universities, and corporate social responsibility
Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Chiles, Robert M., Glenna, Leland, Sharma, Amit, Catchmark, Jeffrey, Azzara, C. Daniel, Maretzki, Audrey, 2018

Hidden in Plain Sight
Sociologia Ruralis, Chiles, Robert Magneson, 2017

Why is meat so important in Western history and culture? A genealogical critique of political-economic and biophysical explanations
Agriculture and Human Values, Chiles, Robert, Fitzgerald, Amy, 2017

Questioning Reality, Questioning Science
Journal of Food Science Education, Chiles, Roburt, Coupland, John Neil, 2017

Food System Fragility and Resilience in the Aftermath of Disruption and Controversy
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Chiles, Robert M., 2016

Introduction: From sustainability to surveillance, Chiles, Robert, 2014

If they come, we will build it
Agriculture and Human Values, Chiles, Robert Magneson, 2013

Intertwined ambiguities
Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Chiles, Robert M., 2013