Seth Gustafson, Affiliated Investigator, Coweeta Listening Project

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Seth Gustafson

Research Emphasis:

I am a member of the Coweeta Listening Project and am interested in the interactions between science, scientists, public policy, and local communities. My interests are broadly situated at the intersection of public policy, exurban political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS). More specifically, my dissertation examines the political economy, discourses, and mapping technologies embroiled in a current debate over local environmental regulation.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Bremen


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CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Brian J. Burke, Meredith Welch-Devine, Seth Gustafson, Nik Heynen, Jennifer L. Rice, Ted L. Gragson, Sakura R. Evans & Donald R. Nelson (2015): Can Science Writing Collectives Overcome Barriers to More Democratic Communication and Collaboration? Lessons from Environmental Communication Praxis in Southern Appalachia, Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2014.999695

Burke, B.J., Welch-Devine, M. and Gustafson, S. 2015. Nature Talk in an Appalachian Newspaper: What Environmental Discourse Analysis Reveals about Efforts to Address Exurbanization and Climate Change. Human Organization. 74(2):185-196.

Gustafson, S., Heynen, N., Rice, J.L., Gragson, T., Shepherd, J.M., and Strother, C. (2014). Megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in southern Appalachia. The Professional Geographer. (DOI:10.1080/00330124.2014.905158)

Theses and Dissertations

Gustafson, S. 2014. Urban Political Ecology and Exurban Environmental Knowledge in Post-2008 Southern Appalachia. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia Department of Geography. Athens, GA.