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Constanza Ocampo-Raeder

Constanza Ocampo-Raeder

Education & Professional History

Grinnell College, BA; Stanford University, MA; PhD.

At Carleton since 2013.

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Sociology and Anthropology

Constanza Ocampo-Raeder (BA Grinnell College, Stanford University PhD) is an assistant professor in anthropology that specializes in environmental anthropology. She is particularly interested in how people manage local resources and how these activities impact different environments. More specifically, her work aims to uncover cultural rules and behaviors that govern resource management practices as well as trace the impact of global conservation and development policies on these systems. Most of her work focuses in Latin America, where she has three ongoing fieldsites in Peru (Amazon, Coast, and an Inter-Andean River Valley). She has also worked extensively in different tropical forests and ecosystems around the world (e.g. Belize, Montana, Kenya, Tahiti).

Professor Ocampo-Raeder implements a series of qualitative and quantitative methods in her work, some of which are heavily rooted in an ecological framework. She teaches a series of courses in environmental anthropology, conservation and development, food and culture, as well as ecological anthropology.

Latin American Studies

Constanza Ocampo-Raeder (BA Grinnell College, Stanford University PhD) is an assistant professor in anthropology that specialized in environmental anthropology. She is particularly interested in how people manage local resources and how these activities impact different environments. More specifically her work aims to uncover cultural rules and behaviors that govern resource management practices as well as trace the impact of global conservation and development policies on these systems. Most of her work focuses in Latin America were she has three ongoing fieldsites in Peru (Amazon, Coast, and an Inter-Andean River Valley).  However, she has also worked extensively in different tropical forests and ecosystems around the world (e.g. Belize, Montana, Kenya, Tahiti)

Professor Ocampo-Reader implements a series of qualitative and quantitative methods in her work, some of which are heavily rooted in ecological framework. She teaches a series of courses in environmental anthropology, conservation and development, food and culture, as well as ecological anthropology.

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