Scott Whiteford
Director of Mexico Program for College of Social and Behavioral Science
Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
(520) 730-2490
Ph.D, Anthropology, University of Texas

Scott Whiteford is the Director of the Mexican Initiative for the College of SBS and Emeritus Professor, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. He served as the Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. His research interests include: political ecology of water, violence, power, human rights, international migration, national borders and water management, and research methods. He has carried out research on water rights and insecurity in 8 Latin American countries and the Unites States. While at Michigan State University he was awarded prestigious teaching and research awards. He has won collaborative grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for Humanities, The U.S. Department of Education, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, CEPAL, and the Fulbright Commission. In collaboration with colleagues, he has written and edited 14 books, published in Spanish and English, based on long-term research. 

Research Themes: 
Climate change impacts
Natural resource management
Water markets
Anthropology
Arid lands
Borderlands
Human dimensions
Cultures of environmentalism
Food security
International development
Borderlands
Climate change impacts
Food policy
Poverty
Water rights
Geography
Water contaminants
Agriculture
Arid lands
Desalinization
Groundwater remediation
Poverty
Public health
Water conflicts
Water distribution systems
Water resource management
Watershed management

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