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Stephen Gasteyer

Associate Professor, Sociology


community-based natural resource management, public participation, community-level access to natural resources

Current Research

issues facing rural communities’ access to natural resources

Selected Publications

  • Gasteyer, Stephen, Jennifer Carrera, 2013. "The Coal-Corn Divide: Colliding Treadmills in Rural Community Energy Development". Rural Sociology 78(3), 2013, pp. 290–317.

  • Ganning, J., C. Flint, S. Gasteyer. 2012. A Case Study from the Post-New Deal State Agricultural Experiment Station System: A Life of Mixed Signals in Southern Illinois. Agriculture and Human Values 29:493–506.

  • Butts, Rachel and Gasteyer, Stephen. 2011. More Cost Per Drop: Water Rates, Structural Inequality, and Race in the United States—The Case of Michigan. Environmental Practice 13(4).

Government Focus

International, Local, State

Public Service

Participant. AWWA working group on the Impacts of Climate Change for Community Water Systems
Organized the Research Track at the Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau (Alternative International Forum on Water). Marseille France
March 2012
Provided Testimony to the Georgetown University Investigation of the Human Right to Water.
November 2012
Provided Testimony to the Washington Listening Session of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water.
November 2011
Consultant. International Civil Society Ad Hoc Working Group on the Human Right to Water.