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Stephen Gerus

Steve Gerus

Steve Gerus
Steve Gerus

Degree: PhD
Email: spgerus@vt.edu
Previous Education: Allegheny College BA Anthropology 1976; Penn State MS Anthropology 1980

Research and Interests: Environmental justice, social/cultural anthropology, history of sociology, social movements

Bio: My dissertation research is a mixed-methods case study of landowners whose properties are at least partially in the blast (incineration) zone of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. It is a 42" natural gas pipeline that extends 303 miles through the mountains of western Virginia and West Virginia. I'm investigating recognized and previously unrecognized influences on landowners' choice whether to accept, oppose, acquiesce, or be indifferent toward the pipeline project.

Courses Taught: Introduction to Anthropology