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Cecilia Turin

Role in Dryland Systems: 

Gender Focal Point, CIP

Home organization: 

International Potato Center (CIP)

Position in home organization: 

Postdoctoral Scientist on Climate Change Adaptation and Gender


Cecilia Turin is an interdisciplinary scientist with a PhD in Rural Sociology, a Master degree in Rural Development and BA degree in Animal Science.  She has 10 years of experience in multidisciplinary research for development of small-holders of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, especially with pastoralists of the Andean dry lands. Her work focused on the social dimension of socio-environmental conflicts and on the adaptation of rural livelihoods to climate, social and institutional change. 

Cecilia currently serves as a postdoctoral scientist on Climate Change Adaptation and Gender at the International Potato Center (CIP). Her work focuses on the adaptive capacity of livelihood strategies of farmers of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. More specifically, she is working to formalize indigenous knowledge, climate risk perception and adapting capacity of farmers to climate change with gender approach. Prior to joining CIP, she taught at the National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru for about 10 years.  

She is an active member of several scientific and professional associations, such as Agricultural and Applied Economics Assocation (AAEA), International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR), The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Seminario Permanente de Investigación Agraria (SEPIA), American Anthropological Association (AAA), Rural Sociological Society (RSS)

She is the recipient of several awards and honors, such as the Fulbright Nexus.