Associate Professor, Sociology
Rebecca Schewe is an Associate Professor of
Sociology and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Her
research focuses on the relationship between humans and the natural
environment. Through interdisciplinary partnerships, her research examines
how the major social institutions of the state, economy, and community
structure our human interactions with ecosystems. After completing a postdoc at
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station, Becky was an Assistant
Professor at Mississippi State University for three years before joining the
faculty here at Syracuse University. Professor Schewe received her Ph.D. in
sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011.
Works Here? Non-family Labor and Immigrant Labor on U.S. Dairy Farms." R. Schewe and B. White, Social Currents
treatment of clinical mastitis in the Eastern United States: The influence of
dairy farmers’ mastitis management and treatment behavior and attitudes." J. Kayitsinga, R. Schewe, G. Contreras, and R. Erskine, Journal of Dairy Science, No. 100
(2016), pp. 1-20.
don’t they just change? Contract Farming, Informational Influence, and Barriers
to Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation." R. Schewe and D. Stuart, Rural Sociology (2016). DOI:
“Constrained Choice and Climate Change Mitigation in US Agriculture: Structural
Barriers to a Climate Change Ethic." D. Stuart and R. Schewe, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental
Ethics, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2016), pp. 369-385.
Research Grants and Awards
“Mixed Methods Grant Obtaining Operational Development (MMGOOD),” with Principal Investigator Jason Wiles. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 5/1/18 - 4/30/18.
“Linking Human Behavior And Hydrological Processes Towards Improved Understanding Of Spatio-Temporal EC Prevalence Across Agroecosystems," National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA.
“An Integrated Milk Quality Extension and Education Program to Reduce Mastitis,” Michigan State University/USDA. September 2014 – January 2017.
“Communication Avenues for Vietnamese Fishing Communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with Coastal Resources Agencies,” Mississippi State University/National Oceanic and Atmospherica Administration (NOAA). September 2015-August
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University.