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Lori Hunter: Climate Change & Human Migration: Research Examples from Mexico

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

B73 Warren Hall, Polson Seminar Room 137 Reservoir Ave. Ithaca, NY 14853

Research on Mexican migration as related to environmental conditions/change emerged on the migration-environment scene about a decade ago.  Lori will review some of her research on the topic, collaborative with Fernando Riosmena, Raphael Nawrotzki and Dan Simon. The studies to be covered explore variations in the migration-environment connection by migration type (international/internal), origin climatic characteristics, urban/rural destinations, and documentation status. A recent paper that integrated migrant health will also be briefly explored.

Dr. Lori Hunter is Professor of Sociology and the Director of the CU Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her PhD from Brown University where she was 9 years behind Lindy Williams and only one year behind Sharon Sassler. Her research and teaching focus on links between environmental context and human population dynamics. Specific settings include rural South Africa and Mexico, where her research links rural livelihoods strategies, including migration, to local shifts in rainfall, temperature and natural resource availability.  She is also beginning a new research agenda on small rural places across America and the factors that shape residents’ well-being. Lori was editor-in-chief of the journal Population and Environment for 10 years and was recently appointed to the National Academies of Science Board on Environmental Change and Society.

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Department of Development Sociology (DSOC), Cornell Population Center


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