085: Vulnerability and adaptation with Hallie Eakin

In this episode, Michael speaks with Hallie Eakin, a professor in the School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures at Arizona State University. They discuss Hallie’s research on social adaptation and vulnerability in Mexico, Latin America, and the American Southwest. 

Hallie’s website: https://sustainability-innovation.asu.edu/person/hallie-eakin/

Website for the megadapt project: http://megadapt.weebly.com/


Eakin, Hallie, et al. 2016. “Adapting to Risk and Perpetuating Poverty: Household’s Strategies for Managing Flood Risk and Water Scarcity in Mexico City.” Environmental Science & Policy 66 (December): 324–33.

Book that Michael mentions on academic norms: Berg, Maggie, and Barbara K. Seeber. 2016. The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy. University of Toronto Press.

Book by James Ferguson that Michael mentions: Ferguson, James. 1990. The Anti-Politics Machine: ’development’, Depoliticization and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho. University of Minnesota Press.