Dr. Karim-Aly Kassam is Associate Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies at Cornell University, and a Research Associate of the Arctic Institute of North America. Dr. Kassam is interested in applied research that has immediate impact and is of relevance to communities. His wide variety of research interests include Arctic social science, bio-cultural diversity, circumpolar cultures and change, climate change and its impacts, community economic development, gender analysis, human ecology, indigenous knowledge (ways of knowing), indigenous land and marine use, natural resource policy and management, participatory action research, and social change in indigenous communities.
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