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Claudia Radel

Claudia Radel

Environment and Society

Associate Dean, Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 104A - By appointment
IconPhone: (435) 797-0516
IconEmail: claudia.radel@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2005
MA, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2003

Emphasis

Changing nature of natural resource-based livelihood strategies

Biography

Dr. Radel's 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.