Ph.D. 2007, University of California-Santa Cruz
Environmental inequality; settler culture; gender, race, and class; nature, place and embodiment; material culture; critical masculinity and whiteness studies; property; fossil fuels; mining; fracking; regionalization, racialization and national identity.
Cultural studies, environmental justice, gender, race, and class
Rebecca Scott teaches courses in social theory, gender, race, and class, cultural studies, and environmental sociology. Her publications include Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields (University of Minnesota Press 2010), and several book chapters and journal articles. Her research interests include feminist ethnography, environmental humanities, and material feminisms. She is currently working on a book centered on fracking and the pipeline boom, with a focus on property as a technology of personhood and exploitation.
Awards and Honors
Unreal Estates: Fracking Nature, Property and Personhood. System-Wide Research Board Grant, University of Missouri, January 2018.
Extracting Identities: Nature, Race, and Gender in the WV Coalfields. System-Wide Research Board Grant, University of Missouri, January 2009.
Summer Research Fellowship, University of Missouri-Columbia, June-July 2008.
Research Council Grant, University of Missouri-Columbia, June-July 2008.
2006 Feminist Studies Award for “Dependent Masculinity and Political Culture in Pro-Mountaintop Removal Discourse.”
University of California President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 2006-2007.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2018. “Love.” In Veer Ecology: An Ecotheory Companion, Jeffrey J. Cohen and Lowell Duckert, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 377-391.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2017. “Environments.” In Gender: Matter, Stacey Alaimo, ed. Macmillian Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. pp. 187-201.
Scott, Rebecca R. and Elizabeth Bennett. 2015. “Branding Resources: Extractive Communities, Industrial Brandscapes and Themed Environments.” Work, Employment and Society 29(2): 278-294.
Burriss, Theresa, Chad Berry, Larry Osborne, Beth Vanlandingham, Rebecca R. Scott, Mary K Anglin, Meredith Mccarroll, Drew Swanson. 2014. Roundtable discussion on Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia, edited by Stephen Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith. Appalachian Journal 41(1&2).
Scott, Rebecca R. 2013. “Environmental Affects: NASCAR, Place and White American Cultural Citizenship” Social Identities 19(1): 13-31.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2010. Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2010. “Coal Heritage/Coal History: Progress, Tourism, and Mountaintop Removal.” Pp. 137-166 in Toward a Sociology of the Trace, Herman Gray and Macarena Gómez-Barris, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2009. “The Sociology of Coal Hollow: Safety, Othering, and Representations of Inequality.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 15(1&2): 7-25.
Scott Rebecca R. 2009. “Appalachia and the Construction of Whiteness in the United States.” Sociology Compass 3: 1-8.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2007. “Dependent Masculinity and Political Culture in Pro-Mountaintop Removal Discourse: Or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Dragline.” Feminist Studies 33(3): 484-509.
“Sen. Robert Byrd’s legacy may be complicated, but one thing is certain—he won’t be easy to replace.” University of Minnesota Press blog, July 7, 2010. http://www.uminnpressblog.com/2010/07/sen-robert-byrds-legacy-may-be.html.
“Almost Heaven or Almost Hell? Fossil Fuels, Paychecks and Nature.” Huffington Post Green blog, October 28, 2010. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-r-scott/post_1166_b_775619.html.