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Marygold Walsh-Dilley

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Phone: (505) 277-2170
Office: Honors College 2F

Assistant Professor

Marygold Walsh-Dilley is Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Honors College. She holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, as well as an M.S. in Applied Economics (Cornell University) and a B.A. in International and Comparative Policy Studies (Reed College). Her research focuses on the political economy of rural development, peasant and indigenous farming systems, food and agriculture, and the lived experiences and local negotiations of global social and agrarian change, primarily in the Bolivian Andes. A particular area of interest is the political economy and ecology of quinoa production, both in the Andes and the United States. She has spent significant time in rural Bolivia, first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later studying Quechua and conducting ethnographic research in three rural Quechua villages. Her research has been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Agriculture and Human Values and elsewhere. She teaches courses on food and agriculture, indigenous peoples and politics, and social theory.

Research Interests: food and agricultural systems; global and transnational sociology/geography; food studies; qualitative methods; indigenous politics; globalization; resilience; postcolonial, feminist and critical theory; global development; Latin America.