Claudia Radel

Professor, Associate Dean of The Quinney College of Natural Resources


Claudia Radel

Biography

Dr. Radel joined Utah State University in 2005, after receiving her Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University. Her research explores the changing nature of natural resource-based livelihood strategies for individuals, households, and communities in the rural Global South. She is interested particularly in how gender ideologies and practices relate to livelihood strategies and land-use and environmental change. Her research also examines the gendered nature of resource access, control, and decision-making. Current projects include (1) research on gender, conservation, and agriculture in communities surrounding Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve; and (2) research on labor out-migration and its relationship to climate change and land access in Central America. In 2011, she was awarded a CAREER research grant by the National Science Foundation.

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