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Kathleen Galvin, PhD.


Professor Anthropology

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-5784   Office: B219C, Clark Bldg

Email: Kathleen.Galvin@ColoState.EDU   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Anthropology, History, and Sociology

Areas of Interest

 Climatic VariabilityConservationLand useResilience and adaptation strategies of people in the world's grasslands


Kathleen Galvin is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at CSU. She is an Associate Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability and team leader of the Sustainable African Ecosystems and Societies working group . Trained as a biological anthropologist, she has conducted interdisciplinary social-ecological research in Africa and for over 25 years and more recently in Mongolia. She is interested in issues of pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability, and resilience and adaptation strategies of people in the world's grasslands. Her current research explores local perceptions of climate change and environmental changes and viable solutions both in Mongolia and in Kenya. Collaborative efforts working with Maasai videographers resulted in winning the Jean Rouch award; She has also examined the importance of spatial complexity and the costs of land fragmentation for people around the world. For more information see