Department(s): International & Area Studies | Latin American Studies
217 Mulford Hall
Clara Nicholls has taught “Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development in Latin America” at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Santa Clara University since 2002. She teaches future professionals involved in rural development to understand that the challenges of agriculture go beyond technical problems and include socioeconomic, environmental, cultural and political dimensions. Solutions may involve activities at all levels from local to international. Dr. Nicholls is deeply committed to participatory research, where farmers not only help shape the research agenda but also conduct and evaluate the research and use the results. She is co-author of three books and more than 30 scientific articles on agroecology and rural development.