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Indiana Reid-Shaw
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 433
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies

Research Interests

 Common-Pool Resources, Climate Justice, Adaptation, Political Ecology, Land Access, Development, Knowledge Production

Biography, Education and Training

 I seek to better understand the complex drivers of change in coupled human-natural systems through mixed-method fieldwork and analysis. I consider how formal and informal institutions influence customary management and access to natural resources in the Micronesian islands of Kiribati. Ultimately, I hope to inform governance that assists communities experiencing disproportionate environmental impacts, such as small-scale fishers.



BA Swarthmore College 2017 

Honors, Awards and Grants

National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship 


American Philosophical Society, Fund for Exploration & Research


Selected Publications

Reid-Shaw, I., Jargalsaihan, A., Reid, R.S., Jamsranjav, C., Fernández‑Giménez, M.E. Social-Ecological Change on the Mongolian Steppe: Herder Perceptions of Causes, Impacts, and Adaptive Strategies. Hum Ecol (2021).


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