Tatiana Gumucio is a cultural anthropologist who seeks to contribute to development efforts at the intersection of climate and rural livelihoods to advance equality and empowerment for economically and socially disadvantaged groups. Her research analyses how social differences such as gender, ethnicity, and race influence smallholder farmers' risk perceptions, climate information needs, and capacities to respond and adapt to climate variability and change. She seeks to inform effective and equitable decision-making and program development related to climate in the agricultural and food security sectors. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida.
Her research includes:
Participatory action research to align research and intervention with priorities of rural communities.
Institutional analysis and guidance for incorporating equity in development and adaptation strategies.
Integrating heterogeneous risk perceptions, needs, and constraints into the design of rural climate and insurance services.