Assistant Professor, Sociology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environmental and natural resource sociology
Rebecca Schewe received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Masters in Rural
Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing a
postdoc at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station, she was an
Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University for three years before
joining the faculty here at Syracuse University.
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. More
Research Grants and Awards
“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 2017.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, Mississippi State University.