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Human-Environment Geographer

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Doctorate of Philosophy in Geography

Penn State University

Global Qualitative Research Lead & Regional Research Lead, Latin America
Women's World Banking

I am a broadly trained human-environment geographer. My research and teaching focus on water-land interactions within a broad framework of environmental justice. I draw insights from and contribute to geographic literatures of political ecology, socioecological systems and critical development studies. My research has been regionally focused in Latin America, with ongoing research projects in Colombia and previous research in Argentina and Nicaragua.

I engage both qualitative and quantitative methods including interviews, participant observation, household surveys, remote sensing, soil testing and policy and archival analyses. My research methodologies are informed by anticolonial scholarship and feminist theories. I am committed to interdisciplinary research and have collaborated with scholars from Bioversity International as well as agronomists from the National University of Colombia, Bogotá. 

I am currently leading all global qualitative research and research in Latin America for the seven-person Research Team at Women's World Banking, a research and advocacy non-profit working towards financial services that work for low-income women's lives, livelihoods, and families.

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meganbaumann at wix dot com or through LinkedIn

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