Arizona State University
Hallie Eakin is an Associate Professor in Sustainability Science with the School of Sustainability and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Her research addresses the social and political dimensions of adaptation, resilience and transformation in face of global environmental and socio-economic change. Currently she is coordinating the work of the North American Hub of the ISSC-STEPS Centre T2S Pathways Network, focusing on transformative processes in the Xochimilco wetland in Mexico City, and coordinating an international NSF-funded initiative exploring the sustainability and resilience implications of adaptation to social-hydrological risk in Mexico City. Her work also addresses tensions between development investment and climate change adaptation, the implications of “telecoupling” in social-ecological systems for understanding emergent vulnerabilities, and methods to foster social learning for sustainability transformation.