Biography

Gail Hochachka
As an international development and climate change geographer, researcher, and teacher, Gail Hochachka helps us better understand and integrate the human dimensions of global environmental change.
Personal Website: https://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/people/aca/gailh/
Organization Website: https://integralwithoutborders.org/

Gail Hochachka has 20 years of experience bridging research and practice in sustainable development in Africa, Latin America and North America. Her enduring interest is on how to better understand and integrate the human dimensions of global environmental change in a more comprehensive, integral approach. Gail has approached that inquiry through co-founding the non-profit organization Integral Without Borders Institute, teaching at the graduate level at John F. Kennedy University (2006-2013) and at the undergraduate level at the University of Oslo (2017-2019), and also facilitating leadership development in the private sector. At present, Gail is a doctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway, in the AdaptationCONNECTS research project (Combining Old and New kNoweldge to Enable Conscious Transformation). Her PhD research is on how to integrate the human dimensions of climate change adaptation and transformations to sustainability, with field work in Guatemala. She is currently based at the University of British Columbia in the Social-Ecological Systems Research Group as a visiting scholar.

 

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