Charlotte is an International Graduate student from New Zealand who came to ASU to pursue her PhD in Anthropology in Aug 2013, thanks to receiving a Science and Innovation Scholarship through the Fulbright Program. She holds a BS majoring in Genetics and a BA majoring in Anthropology from Otago University, New Zealand. She received her Masters in Anthropology in May 2015 and her PhD in Anthropology in 2022. Her main areas of interest are Human Migration, Migration Decision Making, and Environmental Perceptions. This is a very current and important issue that is being faced by an ever increasing number of people across the planet. While the majority of literature in similar areas focuses on large international movements of those who live in the Global South, Charlotte's work focuses more closely on internal movements (domestic migration) of those in the developed Global North. Her field work was conducted in the US Gulf Coast, primarily in and around Terrebonne Parish.
At present she is an assistant research scientist with the School of Complex Adaptive Systems at ASU, and the administrative coordinator for The Open Modeling Foundation. She is also adjunct faculty at Phoenix College teaching various undergraduate anthropology courses.
2007-2012 - BA (Hons) - Anthropology / BSc (Hons) - Genetics. Otago University, New Zealand
2013-2015 - MA Anthropology Arizona State University, USA
2015 - 2022 - PhD Anthropology Arizona State University, USA.
2023 - Ongoing - Assistant Research Scientist: School of Complex Adaptive Systems
I am interested in bridging knowledge and understanding between Anthropology and Climate Research. Migration, Decision making, and the 'people' aspect of the situation rather than the 'numbers' is my main area of interest. I am equally interested in trying to understand how personal perspectives about what "the environment" even means impact decision processes.