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Michelle Olsgard Stewart

Michelle Olsgard Stewart

email: molsgard (at)

Michelle Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado – Boulder. While a visiting fellow at the STS Program, under the supervision of Professor Sheila Jasanoff, she hopes to examine how ‘expertise’ and ‘sustainability’ take form in the local context of harvesters’ daily interactions and livelihoods in Northwest Yunnan, China. She is interested in combined STS and political ecology analytical perspectives on the politics of environmental conservation, economic development and sustainable management. Her dissertation research focuses on the social and natural dimensions of the Tibetan ‘Himalayan gold’, or Ophiocordyceps sinensis, resource economy of the Tibetan Plateau.

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