We are delighted to announce the newest MIST faculty member!
Dr. Tracey Osborne is Associate Professor and Endowed Presidential Chair in the Department of Management of Complex Systems at the University of California, Merced. Her research focuses on the social and political economic dimensions of climate change mitigation in tropical forests and the role of Indigenous Peoples, the politics of climate finance (especially carbon markets), global environmental governance, and climate equity and justice.
She has worked on these issues globally with extensive field experience in Mexico and the Amazon (Peru, Ecuador and Guyana). She also leads the Climate Alliance Mapping Project. This is a collaborative effort between academics, environmental non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous organizations working for a socially-just response to climate change through research, maps and digital stories.