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Katie Foster

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Graduate Student


Katie Foster is a graduate student in the Integrative Conservation and Anthropology Ph.D. program.

Her dissertation research explores the intersections of indigenous rights policy and environmental governance in Peru. This work combines ethnographic, institutional, and policy analyses to examine how policy at the international level gets transformed or "translated" as it gets implemented at lower levels of governance, and the implications of these transformations on local peoples and ecologies. 

She is a member of the Institutions & Governance Lab, as well as the ICON and Anthropology graduate student organizations. 


B.A. 2012 - Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX  (major: Animal Behavior, minor: Environmental Studies)

Research Interests:
  • Environmental Justice
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Governance
  • Human Rights 
Articles Featuring Katie Foster
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:43am

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Katie Foster, on her 2021 Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertations Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship! The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation…

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:53pm

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program awarded PhD candidate, Katie Foster, a 2020 IDRF Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 2:11pm

Walker DePuy, Katie Foster, Suneel Kumar, and Kristen Lear, along with co-authors Jacob Weger, Anya Bonanno, Raul Basilio, and Laura German, receive the J. Peter Brosius Integrative Conservation Research Award for their paper, “Environmental Governance:…

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