CU-Boulder is currently recruiting applicants for a fully funded two-year MA degree in Cultural Anthropology with a climate change focus. This is part of a proposed grant-funded inter-institutional collaboration between CU Boulder, Franklin & Marshall College, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The MA student, in addition to completing all course requirements for the degree, would be hired as the lead graduate research assistant on a multi-sited project examining climate-related displacement risk in marginalized communities in the US, the Maldives, and Peru. This environmental justice-focused project aims to combine the methods of ethnography and atmospheric science to find policy-relevant ways to understand and mitigate the risks of displacement linked to climate change impacts from floods, wildfires, and droughts. The student would be advised jointly by Dr. Kate Goldfarb (CU Boulder) and Dr. Eric Hirsch (Franklin & Marshall).

This position is contingent on funding. We will also consider PhD applicants for this position, if the applicant desires to build on this research for a doctoral project. Applicants should indicate interest in this position in their project statement. Graduate applications are due on December 1, 2022 for international applicants and December 15, 2022 for domestic applicants (

Please contact both Kate Goldfarb ([email protected]) and Eric Hirsch ([email protected]) if you are interested in this opportunity, or with any questions.