2017-2018 Resident Fellows

Tom Dean

Tom Dean
Executive Council Member, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Professor, Department of Management, Colorado State University
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.

Julia Klein

Julia Klein
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.

Andy Seidl

Andy Seidl
Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State Univeristy
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.

Sophie Esch

Sophie Esch
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Colostate State University
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.

Anna Perry

Anna Perry
Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Merchandising, Colorado State University
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.

Kenneth Shockley

Kenneth Shockley
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University
Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2017-2018
Research Focus: 

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.