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Stuart, Diana

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 E. Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

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Diana Stuart

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Stuart’s work focuses on social issues related to agriculture and the environment. While a faculty member in the Sociology Department, she also has an assignment at the Kellogg Biological Station where she conducts multidisciplinary work with natural scientists on projects related to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem conservation. While her work is very applied, Dr. Stuart also engages with theoretical concepts from environmental sociology, political economy, and science and technology studies. Current projects explore the use of nitrogen fertilizer among corn growers in Michigan, barriers to pasture-based dairy production, and the use of robotic milking systems. Dr. Stuart is also interested in conservation programs on agricultural lands, preservation of wildlife habitat, animal welfare in food systems, measures to address water pollution, and biofuel production. Dr. Stuart teaches courses in the Sociology Department including Environmental Sociology and Science and Technology Studies.

Research Interests

  • Agriculture and pollution/climate change; animal welfare in agriculture; technology adoption; social-ecological systems; resilient environmental governance.

Areas of Specialization: Environment

Subareas: Animals, ESPP

Recent Publications

Stuart, D. and M. R. Worosz. 2012. Risk, anti-reflexivity, and ethical neutralization in industrial food processing. Agriculture and Human Values. 29: 287-301.

Stuart, D., R.L. Schewe, and M. McDermott. 2012. Responding to climate change: barriers to reflexive modernization in US agriculture. Organization & Environment. 25:(3) 308 – 327.