Stephanie Buechler

Assistant Research Scientist in Environmental Policy, Udall Center
Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center
Assistant Research Professor, School of Geography and Development

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Stephanie Buechler, PhD, is an assistant research scientist in environmental policy and an assistant research professor at the Udall Center; and an assistant research professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona.

Buechler holds a PhD in sociology from Binghamton University (2001), an MA in public affairs from Cornell University (1992), and a BA in political science form Haverford College (1989).

Her research focusses on gendered natural resource use under changing environmental conditions in rural, peri-urban and urban settings and gender, agriculture and renewable energy projects. She has conducted research in Guanajuato and Sonora, Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; Hyderabad and Uttarakhand, India; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is also affiliated with the Institute for the Environment; Gender and Women's Studies; Latin American Studies.

Areas of expertise and research interests:

List of courses offered

  • Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice (Master’s in Development Practice Program, School of Geography and Development)
  • Field Practicum Analysis (Master’s in Development Practice Program, School of Geography and Development)


Selected Publications

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Leigh-Anne Schmidt and Stephanie Buechler. 2017. “I risk everything because I have already lost everything.” Central America Women and Girls Speak Out on the Migrant Trail in Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Latin American Geography, 16(1): 139-164.

Stephanie Buechler, Daoqin Tong, Chloe Hein and Ashley Erbe. May 2017. Benefits and Barriers to Low-income Populations’ Participation in Urban Agriculture. A Policy Brief developed for the Haury Project ‘Greening the Food Deserts of Tucson, Arizona’. 4 pp.

Stephanie Buechler. December 2016. Promoting Gender Inclusiveness and Empowerment in Hydropower Development. A Policy Brief developed for the HI-NEX project. 2 pp.

Stephanie Buechler and Christopher Scott. 2017. Growing Food in the City: Low-income Farmers in the ‘Global North’ versus the ‘Global South’. A blog for URBANET.

Stephanie Buechler. 2016. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Grassroots Adaptation Initiatives in Home Gardens and Small Orchards in Northwest Mexico. Free Access Special Issue: ‘Gender perspectives in resilience and adaptation to global change research’. Ambio a Journal of the Human Environment, 45(3), 322-334. http://link.springer.com.ezproxy4.library.arizona.edu/article/10.1007/s13280-016-0832-3

Stephanie Buechler, D. Sen, N. Khandekar and C.A. Scott. 2016. Re-Linking Governance of Energy with Livelihoods and Irrigation in Uttarakhand, India. Water, 8(10)437. DOI:10.3390/w8100437. http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/8/10/437/htm

Stephanie Buechler. 2016. Ethnographic Immersions and Local Collaborations in the Study of Globalization and Environmental Change. Ethnographic Collaborations In Latin America. June Nash and Hans Buechler (eds). Palgrave MacMillan. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057%2F9781137521231_9

Stephanie Buechler and Anne-Marie Hanson (eds.), A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change (2015, Routledge). https://www.amazon.com/Political-Ecology-Environme...