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Kate Oviatt


Kate Oviatt is an NSF IGERT PhD Fellow at the University of Colorado Denver, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, and is a fourth year PhD student in the Health and Behavioral Sciences program. She received both a BA and MA in anthropology, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and University of Colorado Denver, respectively. Kate’s research has primarily been focused on international agricultural practices. As part of her master’s program, Kate traveled to Ecuador to explore sustainable agricultural systems. For her master’s thesis she traveled to Bolivia, and worked with rural farmers to understand the effects of natural hazards on agriculture. Her most recent work has been with urban farmers in Delhi, India, looking at how livelihood practices interact with larger city processes. For her dissertation, Kate is going to work with urban farmers in Quito, Ecuador to explore how urban agriculture contributes to individual and collective empowerment.

 

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