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Claire L

- Research Program Mentor

MPA Master of Public Administration


History, Social Science Research, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Justice, Disaster Risk, Climate Adaptive Agriculture, Food Systems, Climate Change

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

How can we help farmers adapt to climate change?

A project focused on the policy, structural, and technological changes that could help farmers prepare for climate change. This could involve a nutrition, gender, or racial justice focus, and could focus on a specific area or type of producer. Based on your interest this project could look at fisherman, smallholder farmers, urban farms, large food producers, or sustainable aquaculture/kelp producers.

Disaster Resilience and Your Area

A project focused on local community resilience in your home, this research will map out community vulnerability, assets, and help to build a disaster preparedness plan that can help make my community more prepared for climate change hazards.

Building Food Justice

This research will focus on the concept of food justice in a theoretical and practical sense. This could involve a gender or racial justice focus, for example. We could focus on a specific area or type of producer.and will then examine how different policy or political changes can improve the nutritional security of households.

The History of Race and Food in America

This project would examine the racial dynamics of food throughout American history. This research will delve into history to help answer our modern question: who owns land in this country and why, where is food unaffordable, and who is producing our food?

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