Dr. Nicole Peterson is an environmental, economic, and applied anthropologist who examines how decisions about resource access and use are affected by contexts of social interactions, cultural expectations, and institutions. She has studied access to marine resources in the Baja California region of Mexico, agricultural water systems under climate change in Ethiopia, and urban food sovereignty in Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Peterson is also the principal investigator for a five-year National Science Foundation grant: Integrated Network for Social Sustainability. This project is a collaborative effort to understand how sustainability efforts are affected by social relationships, ideas, and other elements. For more information on this project, visit the Social Sustainability Network website.
Learn more on Dr. Peterson's web page.
Peterson Curriculum Vitae
RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Arora, P., Peterson, N., Bert, F., and Podesta, G.
2016 Managing the Triple Bottom Line for Sustainability: A Case Study of Argentine Agribusinesses. Sustainability: Science, Policy, and Practice 12(1). https://sspp.proquest.com/managing-the-triple-bottom-line-for-sustainability-a-case-study-of-argentine-agribusinesses-dd4333c59d8f#.jta6sfkcw
2016 Introduction to the special issue on social sustainability: integration, context, and governance. Sustainability: Society, Practice, and Policy 12(1) https://sspp.proquest.com/introduction-to-the-special-issue-on-social-sustainability-integration-context-and-governance-dc31ee5cf89e#.mchjhuuze
Peterson, N., and D. Osgood.
2016 Insuring the rain as climate adaptation in an Ethiopian agricultural community. Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, Second Edition. Eds. Susie Crate and Mark Nuttall. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
2015 Unequal sustainabilities: The role of social inequalities in conservation and development projects. Economic Anthropology 2(2): 264-277.
Peterson, N, K. Blanchett, E. Bukhamseen, P. Bynam, C. Gattis, J. Lomax, J. Mack, A. Rhoades, T. Spring, A. Thring, S. Walsh.
2015 Niner Food Pantry Need Assessment and Evaluation. Report to UNC Charlotte Niner Food Pantry, Charlotte, NC.
Peterson, N. and C. Isenhour.
2014 Introduction: Moving Beyond the ‘Rational Actor’ in Environmental Governance and Conservation. Conservation and Society 12(3):229-232.
2014 Breaking the bounds of rationality: Values, relationships, and decision-making in Mexican fishing communities. Conservation and Society 12(3):245-256.