Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change: Study

Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change Research led by Kathleen Galvin and others shows how local knowledge can help manage ecosystems and wildlife Todd Bates, Rutgers University Additional content by Joshua Zaffos Grassroots knowledge from Indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to new research published […]

CSU anthropology professor named lead author on intergovernmental science-policy project

As appearing in SOURCE | September 15, 2016 CSU professor of anthropology Kathleen Galvin has been named as a lead author to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Galvin, director of The Africa Center in CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, was nominated by the U.S. […]

Dr. Galvin Invited Guest Speaker for Rwandan Scientists and Engineers

The Africa Center, directed by Dr. Kathleen Galvin, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at CSU, participated in the newly-signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Rwanda for a Smart Village Minigrid.  The purpose of the minigrid is to provide electricity to 70% of the Rwandan population by 2018, compared to 20% of the […]

Dr. Galvin member of Global Climate Change Task Force

The final report of the American Anthropological Association’s Global Climate Change Task Force concluded that human decisions, actions, and cultural behaviors are now the most important causes of the rapidly changing climate. “We’re not going to solve our environmental problems until we incorporate the social sciences, because it starts with people,” said Dr. Kathleen Galvin, […]

International Workshop on Sustainability held by Dr. Kathleen Galvin

Kathleen Galvin held an international workshop January 28-31, 2015 on Dryland Collaborative Institutions and Innovative Transformations to Sustainability. A group of academics, scholars, managers and practitioners of dryland collaboratives from Mongolia, Kenya and the US met to ‘discover, dream, design and deliver’ research for a Knowledge Network to address natural resource problems in rangelands. Collaboratives/conservancies constitute […]

Dr. Kathy Galvin Elected to Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado

As appearing in The Denver Post | 10.20.14 Vectra Bank CEO, three others named Nature Conservancy trustees Longtime Vectra Bank CEO Bruce Alexander is one of four new trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. The nonprofit conservation group said Kathleen Galvin, who directs a research program in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at […]

Transformations to Sustainability, International Social Science Council Project Funded to Kathleen Galvin

Transformations to Sustainability project funded to Kathleen Galvin, Anthropology The International Social Science Council (ISSC) has awarded Kathleen Galvin  (Anthropology, SoGES), a Transformations to Sustainability grant of  € 30,000 for 6 months  to develop a Transformative Knowledge Network on the World’s Rangelands through Social Change.  Galvin and her team will bring together researchers and practitioners […]

Locally-Run Conservancies Are Meeting the Needs of Wildlife, Livestock, and People

As appearing in the Huffington Post | 07.18.14   An Experiment ‘Goes Wild’ in Kenya: Locally-Run Conservancies Are Meeting the Needs of Wildlife, Livestock, and People by Kathleen A. Galvin and Robin Reid A revolution is occurring in Kenya. Or perhaps ‘transformation’ better fits. What’s happening is an explosion in the number (and fast-growing maturity) […]

The effective interview, an art and a science

Dr. Kathy Galvin offers her thoughts on conducting compelling interviews and shares her ideas about the important and oftentimes overlooked information that can be found in the pauses, the unstructured questions, and most of all, the ability to let go of preconceptions about what the interviewer hopes to find. As appearing on Stanford Leopold Leadership […]