Rowenn Kalman

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Instructor: ANP 325, ANP 410


Research Interests

  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Governance
  • Social Movements
  • NGOs and Development
  • Gender
  • Indigeneity
  • Latin America (Peru)
  • Ethnographic Methods

Biographical Info

My work focuses on environmental governance, social movements, and community-based development in Latin America. I am interested in the frictions of collaboration that occur as actors confront environmental change, and the subsequent transformation of livelihoods, identities, and gender relations that result. My previous projects include a study of fraught but productive conservation initiatives among NGOs, indigenous communities, state programs and mine operators near Huascarán National Park in Ancash, Peru. In my current research role, I am designing methods and analyzing outcomes for state-sponsored community forest conservation in Peru’s Amazon, part of an interdisciplinary project with MSU Forestry, Peru’s Ministry of the Environment, and The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). I am affiliated faculty with the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).