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Jessica K. Graybill F'09

Jessica K. Graybill

Assistant Professor
Geography
Colgate University
last updated: 09/25/17

ACLS Fellowship Program 2009
Assistant Professor
Geography
Colgate University
Climate Change, Oil, and Salmon in a Globalizing Resource Periphery: Narratives of Vulnerability around the Sea of Okhotsk

This study explores socio-ecological and cultural geographies in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk region. It questions the efficacy of Russia’s globalizing economy in this resource periphery by documenting vulnerability and resilience related to climate change and oil development, which both affect salmon-related livelihoods and ecologies. Using cognitive mapping and network analysis, this study examines narratives of vulnerability and how interrelationships among local and transnational actors shape them. Main research questions are: What are perceived vulnerabilities from environmental change and how do they affect socio-environmental actions? What are spatial variations of vulnerability and identity formation? How do local-global interactions shape perceived vulnerabilities and resilience?