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Dr. Stephen Gasteyer
Doctorate, Iowa State University
Current or most recent Employer

Associate Professor of Sociology

Michigan State University
Time in Post - 9

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

State of Palestine,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Sociology

Contact Info


Michigan State University, 509 East Circle Drive, Berkey Hall #316, East Lansing, MI 48823
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Finance ( 10 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 12 years )

Economic development ( 10 years )


Academic publications
Empowering Palestinian Community Water Magement .; Water Grabbing in Colonial Perspective. Gasteyer, S. and C. Flora. 2000. “Modernizing the Savage: Colonization and Perceptions of Landscape and Lifescape.” Sociologia Ruralis, Vol. 40 (1): 128-149. Isaac, J. and S. Gasteyer. 1997. “Sustaible Agriculture in Palestine: A case for the promotion of rainfed farming,” Jourl of Altertive Agriculture, Vol. 12 (3): 110-119.

Academic conferences
Toward a Political Ecology of Climate Change in Palestine. Human Right to Water and Sanitation: The Case of Palestine. Middle East Studies Association 2016 w/ Omar Imseeh Tesdell. The Battle for Area C: Symbolism of the Agricultural Resistance to Israeli Settler Colonialism. World Congress on Rural Sociology (Session IRSA_62) Landscape Change and the Implications of Intermittent Water Supply in the West Bank: An Environmental Justice Case Study. La political ecology de la pénurie en eau et des technologies d'atténuation en Palestine. (Workshop at INRA, July 15, Toulouse, France) Can Seawater and Waste Solve Water Scarcity?: Reimaging Blooming Deserts through Desalition and Wastewater Treatment in Israel­Palestine, Undisciplined Environments: Intertiol Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE)

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