Nicole Peterson

Nicole Peterson

Associate Professor, ANTH

I am an environmental, economic, and applied anthropologist who examines how decisions about resource access and use are affected by contexts of social interactions, cultural expectations, and institutions. I have studied access to marine resources in the Baja California region of Mexico, agricultural water systems under climate change in Ethiopia, and urban food sovereignty in Charlotte, NC.

Research Interests

  • Food systems
  • sustainability
  • adaptation to environmental and social change
  • decision-making
  • political ecology
  • climate change
  • institutions and organizations
  • participatory processes
  • applied

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