Carolyn Smith

Department of Geography

Carolyn researches volcanic risk through study of Copahue volcano, the semi-nomadic Indigenous community who live-with its active crater, and particularly fraught community-State relationships. This is the first study that the community have allowed in over 20 years. Carolyn examined spatio-temporal patterns of movement and proposed rhythm as an intercultural concept for future community-State communication. She wrote her findings into a storybook, We Dance to the Rhythms of Mother Nature, to share her research with the community in a culturally appropriate way. Carolyn is currently working with the Chilean geological institute to adapt their official communication strategies according to this approach.

Other 2024 award winners

Malik Al Nasir

Adrián Bazaga

Abby Berhane

Alberto Conti

Nadia Erkamp

Joe Hutton

Kiarash Jamali

Henry North

David Posner

Mayumi Sato

Haichao Wang

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