Rowenn Kalman

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


Research Interests

    Political Ecology
    Environmental Governance
    Social Movements
    NGOs and Development
    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).
Dept. of Anthropology