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Rodrigo

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: Mexican hometown associations and the political participation and ecological considerations antecedent to migration.
Max Ajl

Max Ajl

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: the interaction between Tunisian state agriculture development policy, state subsidy policy, and the world commodity markets in the post-1980 period. 
Ellie Andrews

Eleanor Andrews

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: how beekeeping as a practice is changing in response to ongoing honey bee health challenges and environmental change.
 
Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: agricultural ecology, natural resource management/"wilderness" conservation, and rural livelihoods -- and how the dynamics of conflict, climate change, and socioeconomic inequality shape these arenas.
Aman Banerji

Aman Banerji

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: privatization of public goods, the process of financialization, narratives, ideas and practices of development as expressed by the IMF/World Bank, the development aid network, and the role of the state.
Paul Berry

Paul Berry

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: applying a demographic lens to contemporary public policy in light of political economy and social theory. 
Isha Bhatnagar

Isha Bhatnagar

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: the expectations and roles of daughters and parents of daughters, in the context of cultural norms and fertility decline within the political economy of development.
Michael Cary

Michael Cary

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: the political economy of flex crops and agricultural commodities, political ecology, and subaltern political movements, with a regional focus on the Bolivian agrarian frontier and the Southern Cone.
Stephanie Enloe

Stephanie Enloe

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: the intersection of agricultural development and climate change resilience in Malawi.
 
photograph of Peter Fiduccia

Peter Fiduccia

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: geospatial statistical analysis, spatial regression, and cartographic demography for improving local decision making with education & fiscal policy.
Fernando Galeana
Research focus: knowledge formation and property rights in relation to the political economy of development, political ecology, and critical cartography.
Mushahid Hussain

Mushahid Hussain

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: the confluence of labor precariousness, informal markets and the politics of subsistence in emergent industrial regions in contemporary Bangladesh. 
Amrutha Pampackal

Amrutha Jose Pampackal

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: State-society interaction, food security, land governance, and social inequalities; particularly in India.
Shrey Kapoor

Shrey Kapoor

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: contemporary articulations of neoliberalism, Hindutva and the dispossession of marginalized groups in favor of capital-intensive development projects, with a special focus on Gujarat.
kendra Kintzi

Kendra Kintzi

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research focus: renewable and smart energy development in the Middle East, focusing on transnational engineering and design practices and the production of urban space.
 
Sneha Kumar

Sneha Kumar

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: the dynamics and consequences of fertility and aging in Southeast and South Asia, and how social policies shape and are shaped by changing demographic and family structures in the region.  
 
Kristie Lebeau

Kristie LeBeau

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: Rural schools and communities and the way they are impacted by education policy and social conditions.
Justine

Justine Lindemann

Ph.D. Candidate
Research focus: the ways in which spatially underprivileged and marginalized urban citizens participate in urban food production that remakes city spaces and generates rights-based claims.
Daniel Lumonya

Daniel Lumonya

Ph.D. Candidate
Research focus: transformations of communal labor practices and norms of reciprocity, and how these transformations in turn reshape Eastern Ugandan farming systems.
Sidney Madsen

Sidney Madsen

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: food sovereignty, agroecology, and solidarity economies.
Rebekah Daro Minarchek

Rebakah Daro Minarchek

Ph.D. Candidate
Research focus: issues in gender and land use in land tenure change for customary law communities, especially those living on "state land" and in conservation zones.
Ryan Nehring

Ryan Nehring

Ph.D. Candidate
Research focus: politics of food systems and agricultural research in Latin America, with a focus on Brazil.
Carolina osorio Gil

Carolina Osorio Gil

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: transnational Indigenous alliances across the Americas, and transnational interdisciplinary story-based collaborative arts and culture interventions.
Karla Pena

Karla Peña

M.S./Ph.D. Student
Research focus: indigenous-peasant movements and their struggle for land and territorial rights in Ecuador.
tess pendergrast

Theresa Pendergrast

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Focus: race and class dimensions of environmental crises and the consequences economic development initiatives have for local democracy.
Ewan Robinson

Ewan Robinson

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: how relationships between development organizations, government agencies, and private sector institutions shape the implementation of agricultural development programs and policies in East Africa. 
Ujjainee Sharma

Ujjainee Sharma

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: Policy and project translation of climate change science and subsequent impact of said projects on communities and livelihoods.
Aubryn Sidle

Aubryn Sidle

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: the impact of soft skills programs on girls' educational and health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and how these programs are being shaped by the new SDG regime. 
Janet smith

Janet Smith

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: the practices of the Islamic Finance and Banking industry in the emerging hub of Dakar, Senegal.
George Spisak

George Spisak

Ph.D. Student
Research focus: the multiple, and competing, intersections of D/development, sovereignty, and non-state configurations of power in the Horn of Africa.