Graduate Student

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Katie Gibson standing next to name of Kenyan Nobel laureate


Katie Foster is a graduate student in the Integrative Conservation and Anthropology Ph.D. program.

Her dissertation research explores the intersections of indigenous rights policy and environmental governance in Peru. This work combines ethnographic, institutional, and policy analyses to examine how policy at the international level gets transformed or "translated" as it gets implemented at lower levels of governance, and the implications of these transformations on local peoples and ecologies. 

She is a member of the Institutions & Governance Lab, as well as the ICON and Anthropology graduate student organizations. 


B.A. 2012 - Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX  (major: Animal Behavior, minor: Environmental Studies)

Research Interests:
  • Environmental Justice
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Governance
  • Human Rights