Carly Nichols

Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow
School of Geography and Development

Carly Nichols is a Ph.D. student in the School of Geography and Development. After working at an environmental NGO in Delhi in India for several years, she began graduate studies to examine the cultural politics of agricultural development and food and nutrition security interventions across North India. Her current research investigates how food and nutrition policy in the Global South has evolved to emphasize nutrition-sensitive agricultural systems as well as public health interventions to ensure nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, or from conception to age two. In her dissertation, she will elucidate the ways in which these global health policy recommendations are translated in Delhi and implemented in the chronically food insecure state of Jharkhand in eastern India. Understanding how these new programs affect gendered labor, food and nutrition practice, agricultural decision making, and perceptions of health is paramount as India continues to tackle persistently high malnutrition rates in the wake of a changing climate.

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Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences