Rights, Resources and Environmental Governance

Catherine Corson, Environmental Studies

Professor Corson studies how governments at various levels make environmental decisions. As an ethnographer, she uses close observation, document analysis and extensive interviewing to gain a deep understanding of the motivations and perspectives of people involved in the policy making process, as well as how structures shape the ways in which these actors interact and the forms of knowledge, representations, and narratives that they use. Her current book project focuses of the politics of U.S. environmental foreign aid to Madagascar.