Loveland, COUnited States
About Stacia Sydoriak
Stacia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at CSU. Her advisor is Dr. Lori Peek, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis. Stacia will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in the Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado communities to identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the way in which oil and gas industry operators, local governments, property owners and activist organization are helping to shape each cities’ respective land use policies for new oil and gas activities. Partnering with Dr. Peter Hall (Sociology) and Dr. Suzanne Kent (Anthropology and Women’s Studies), the purpose of this fellowship is to explore the ways land use policies related to oil and gas production are being created, reformed, and challenged by men and women engaged in the policy development process as local government employees, industry workers, activists, and landowners. The goal of this fellowship is to develop recommendations to guide future collaborative approaches to oil and gas policy development in Loveland and Fort Collins, as well as other Colorado cities facing a similar challenge.