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Stefania T. Almazan Casali


Research Assistant

  • Ph.D Resource Policy and Behavior, 2021
  • M.S. Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan, 2016
  • B.A. Economics, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, 2011
Research Interests

Stefania Almazán-Casali is an environmental social scientist. Her research focuses on understanding the interactions between human decision-making, power dynamics, and natural resource use. She follows a mixed-methods approach to provide insights on the key motivations and conditions guiding the distribution and governance of natural resources. Her approach combines surveys, behavioral experiments, and modelling tools such as agent-based models.

Stefania has international experience researching waste attitudes in Liberia, West Africa; water access in a small community  in the Peruvian Andes; and sustainable forest management in Eastern Europe. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding the collaborative management of water resources. Her upcoming research explores the effects of climate change perceptions on water allocation and investment decisions in a river-basin committee in South-East Brazil.