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PARCC Conversations~ Citizen Science, Stakeholder Science: Minority Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resource Management

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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Rebecca Schewe, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Graduate Studies
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar and Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

In this discussion, Professor Rebecca Schewe will combine the paradigms of collaborative resource management and citizen science to examine the engagement of Vietnamese American commercial fisheries stakeholders in the US Gulf Coast with state and federal agencies and the role that citizen science may play in improving this engagement. She argues that stakeholder science – respectful collaborative science involving both stakeholders and agencies – may serve to overcome some of the challenges to engaging diverse fishing stakeholders and barriers resulting from stratification. 

As a rural environmental and natural resource sociologist, Prof. Schewe focuses on the mutually constructive relationships between social institutions and the natural environment. She is interested in how social, economic, and political structures affect environmental behaviors, norms, and outcomes.  

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.

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