Recipients

2017:
Vincent Battista - Anthropology
Jonathan Sullivan - SEAS

2018:
James Allen - Public Policy/Economics
Stefania Almazán Casali - SEAS
Calli VanderWilde - SEAS

Lauren Schmitt is one of the two 2016 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellows. She is a Ph.D. student in Resource Ecology Management in the School for Environment and Sustainability. Her current research studies the chemical response of coffee to the feeding of herbivores and the impact of caffeine on the fitness of the individual coffee plants. Understanding the ecological interactions has implications for the livelihoods and sustainability of rural populations, particularly in the context of development and climate change.
Roya Talibova is one of the two 2016 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellows. She is a dual degree Ph.D. student in Political Science and Statistics. She is interested in political violence and the dynamics of armed conflict. Her research focuses on state repressions, civil wars, insurgencies and terrorism. Her current research examines the causes and consequences of population resettlement in armed conflicts on development and climate change, specifically the relocation of the Kurdish population in Turkey.
Jennifer Zavaleta is one of the two 2015 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellows. She is a Ph.D. student within the Resource Policy and Behavior Track in the School for Environment and Sustainability. Her research is at the intersection of development, ecology, and social science. Her current research relates to adaptive development and capacity in rain-fed areas of India and forestry governance in Chile.
Jeffrey Swindle is the 2014 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellow. He is a doctoral student in Sociology and a trainee at the Population Studies Center. His research is on the relationship between global institutions like foreign aid and NGOs and Malawians' attitudes and behaviors in family life.
Nell Compernolle is one of the two 2013 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellows. She is a doctoral candidate in Sociology, and a trainee at the ISR Population Studies Center. She is studying how male labor migration to Persian Gulf countries is affecting family dynamics and local resources in Nepal.
Sara Meerow is one of the two 2013 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellows. She is a doctoral candidate in Natural Resources and Environment. She is studying how to improve urban resilience to climate change in Manila through both mitigation, in the form of reducing emissions, and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
Chistoph Nolte is the 2012 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development & Climate Change Fellow. He is a doctoral candidate in Natural Resources and Environment, and studying conservation efforts in Brazil. Specifically, he is trying to answer one of the core questions of conservation. To what extent does setting aside land for conservation impact global economic opportunities?