Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology, Department of Global Development
Born and raised in Montana, Emily earned her B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Montana (2005) and her concurrent M.S. degrees in International Agricultural Development (2015) and Community Development (2015) from the University of California, Davis. She has been working on agricultural, conservation, and socioeconomic impact projects in the Great Lakes Region of Africa for the past six years.
Her research interests include agricultural ecology, natural resource management/"wilderness" conservation, and rural livelihoods -- and how the dynamics of conflict, climate change, and socioeconomic inequality shape these arenas.
Emily is interested in using mixed methods, narrative analysis, and political economic and political ecology frameworks to understand these dynamics in the African Great Lakes Region and the Rocky Mountain West.