Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A. in Social Communications, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua, 2012
Cultural anthropology, intercultural communication, participatory action research, economics, globalization, international development
Shadi Azadegan is a cultural anthropology and international development graduate student at Colorado State University. Her academic and professional experience includes developing and applying participatory action research methodologies and tools to contribute to multi-disciplinary efforts aimed at tackling international development challenges. Her primary research interests center on the social, political, economic, and cultural mechanisms that mediate environmental interactions and resource access for marginalized communities in an increasingly globalized world. She is currently working with a low-income Hispanic community in Houston, Texas that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey to better understand how disaster recovery stakeholders at various levels can address the structural barriers to community resilience rooted in social injustice.