March 14, 2013
Murtinho joins the faculty as an assistant professor in the International
Studies Department and Institute
of Public Service, effective September 2013. He has been an instructor in
of Arts and Sciences for the past three years. Murtinho specializes in
sustainable development and environmental policy in Latin America.
last summer, Murtinho has been working with Environmental Studies Professor Tanya
Hayes and Hendrik Wolff of the University of Washington on a National
Sciences Foundation research grant. The three-year grant focuses on how
economic incentives influence decisions among indigenous and peasant communities
for protecting forests in Ecuador.
Murtinho received his PhD in Geography
from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has conducted research in
Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Mexico. His recent scholarship includes
“Adaptation in resource-dependent communities: A call for greater clarity in
adaptation research,” co-authored with T. Hayes, in Society and Natural
Resources Journal (2012), and the book chapter, “Estrategias de las Juntas
Administradoras de Agua para materializer su seguridad hidrica en los Andes
Colombianos” in Seguridades Disputadas: discursos, Agua y Medios de Vida
Rurales en los Andes (forthcoming 2013).
The College of Arts and
Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master's degrees.
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