Emily Benton Hite

Graduate Student, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D. Student, Anthropology, CU Boulder


Campus Office:

Department of Anthropology

University of Colorado


Research Interests:

Political Ecology; Climate Policy; Resilience; Social and environmental justice

Skills and Expertise:

Ethnographic and Ecological Research Methods

Brief Biography:

Emily received her BS in Environmental Studies from Drexel University and her MS in Environmental Studies from Florida International University. She is currently working on her PhD in Anthropology. Emily's research focuses on the political ecology of Costa Rica’s climate policy, specifically regarding its emphasis on hydroelectric energy production, in order to address how policy manifests into development mechanisms, its differential social and ecological impacts on indigenous communities, and how indigenous social movements and strategies allow communities to adapt to and resist such development projects.