2017-2018 Resident Fellows
Dean’s plan is to investigate what happens when larger corporations with multiple lines of business purchase smaller companies that emphasize organic and/or products.
Klein’s fellowship will provide the opportunity to further develop a feature-length documentary film about a small and dedicated group of people in the Cordillera Blanca Region of Peru grappling with the immediate effects of climate change.
Seidl will work on the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) to create educational products and training on conservation finance and environmental mainstreaming. BIOFIN partners with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to quantify country level biodiversity investment gaps and to identify policy strategies to bridge the gap.
Esch’s fellowship plan is to explore the link between wildlife and drug trafficking in Latin American culture. She plans to work towards a book project about the ecological, political, and aesthetic implications of three major commodities that flow from and to Latin America: drugs, arms, and animals. Additionally, she plans to organize a colloquium on contraband and biodiversity in fall 2017.
Perry’s key objective is to explore sustainable disposal methods from consumption perspectives and use these methods to make sustainable smart clothing to meet consumer needs.
Shockley’s fellowship will involve an investigation into the connections between the reasons that move us as individuals and those that we use to justify policy decisions to one another, and how these connections shape our response to environmental problems.