Samantha King

Samantha KingResearch Associate

Dr. Samantha King is a Research Associate at the HRAF Advanced Research Centers at Yale University. She holds degrees in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD, 2022), the University of Oregon (MA, 2015), and Washington University in St. Louis (BA with honors, 2005). Her main research interests include global change, rural livelihood sustainability, and disaster recovery. She has investigated these issues through long-term ethnographic fieldwork with farming communities on the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean as well as comparative research on the neighboring islands of St. Vincent and St. Lucia. This work has been funded by major grants from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, and PEO International and has also been recognized with several national awards. Samantha’s current interdisciplinary work at HRAF engages cross-cultural methods to understand how societies transform in relation to climate stresses and shocks and seeks to identify the types of responses that promote and enhance resilience.

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