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Rebecca ScottRebecca Scott

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Webpage in Sociology
phone: 573-884-7644

2011-2012 Scholar's Chair, Targeted Teaching Initiative

Rebecca Scott came to the Sociology Department at MU in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Feminist Studies. At MU, she is affiliated with the Women's and Gender Studies Department, and teaches courses in the sociology of gender, sociological theory, cultural studies, and environmental justice. Her recently published book, Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) explores the cultural and environmental politics of mountaintop removal coal mining in southern West Virginia, with particular attention to the role of regional marginalization, class formations, masculinity and whiteness in creating the conditions of possibility for environmental destruction. Dr. Scott has also published in the Journal of Feminist Studies, Sociology Compass, and the Journal of Appalachian Studies.

Dr. Scott's research interests include environmental inequality, gender, race and class, national identity, place and material culture, and the human relationship to nature. Currently, she is beginning work on a new project that concerns the cultural politics of global climate change activism and denial. This work is concerned with the role of identity, everyday life and material culture in the formation of environmental consciousness, and is aimed at interrogating the conditions under which action can be undertaken or is foreclosed.

Dr. Scott will be teaching WGST 4004/7004, Gender and the Natural World in the Spring 2012 semester.


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