Rebecca Dudley

Graduate Student of Sociocultural Anthropology


Rebecca Dudley is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on industrial farmers in the United States, how they interact with institutions of governance and technology, and how environments are transformed. In this research, she brings in theoretical lenses from economic and environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, and historical ecology. She is particularly interested in how climate change-related events are disrupting industrial farming processes, and how industrial agriculturalists are responding. Rebecca has extensive experience working within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fellowships & Awards

Harvey Graduate Fellow, American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Award for Service to Agriculture, 2019

USDA Farm Production and Conservation Undersecretary Award, 2019


contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1114
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130

research interests:

  • Anthropology of Agricultural Technology and Practices
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Kinship
  • Conceptions of Space and Time
  • United States
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