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Bailey, Karen Assistant Professor



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  • Dr. Karen Bailey is an environmental social scientist interested in human-environment interactions, climate change, and sustainable rural livelihoods. She combines social science research with environmental and ecological data to understand feedbacks between communities and their environments, how we can build resilience to climate change, and how to support landscapes that meet human needs and sustainability goals. She also has an emphasis on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in environmental fields and STEM more broadly and is committed to research that supports, amplifies and engages the most vulnerable among us. Her current projects focus on climate adaptation in southern Africa, human health and well-being in east Africa, barriers to entry in natural resource fields, just and equitable climate change research, and urban communities and environmental engagement.


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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