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Claudia Radel

Claudia  Radel

Ecology/Environment & Society

Associate Professor

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Office Location: NR 232, by appointment
IconPhone: 435-797-0516


r. Radel joined USU 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 both shape and are changed by theses strategies. Her research also examines the gendered nature of resource access, control, and decision-making. Current project include (1) research on gender, conservation, and agriculture in communities surrounding Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve; and (2) research on gender labor out-migration and its relationship to environmental and agrarian change in Central America. 

Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Radel worked as a community development consultant in Barranquilla, Colombia. She holds and MPA and Certificate in Science, Technology, Environment and Policy for Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she studied international development. She received her AL degree from Brown University in Environmental Studies and Comparative development Studies. Dr. Radel has spent time living and working in various countries in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, including a year attending the University of Zimbabwe as a Rotary scholar in a graduate program in tropical resource ecology. 

GEOG 1300 - World Regional Geography
GEOG 4120/6120 - Environment and Development in Latin America
ENVS 6900 - Natural Resources & Environmental Justice
ENVS 6900 - Gender & Environments
ENVS 6900 - Population & Environment

Graduate Students:
Daniel Bishop
Tagen Baker
Lisa Green

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Other Departmental and Program Affiliations:
Ecology Center
Latin American Studies
Women and Gender Studies