Environment and Society
Associate Dean, Professor
PhD, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2005
MA, Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2003
Changing nature of natural resource-based livelihood strategies
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.