Tatiana Gumucio

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@oicumugt
  • Address:Lamont Campus
    132 Monell
    61 Route 9W
    Palisades, NY 10964


Tatiana Gumucio is a cultural anthropologist who seeks to contribute to development efforts at the intersection of climate and rural livelihoods to advance equality and empowerment for economically and socially disadvantaged groups. Her research analyses how social differences such as gender, ethnicity and race influence smallholder farmers’ risk perceptions, climate information needs, and capacities to respond and adapt to climate variability and change. She seeks to inform effective and equitable decision-making and program development related to climate in the agricultural and food security sectors. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida.

Research Interests

Gumucio's research includes:

  • Participatory action research to align research and intervention with priorities of rural communities.
  • Institutional analysis and guidance for incorporating equity in development and adaptation strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluation of equality outcomes of rural climate services.
  • Integrating heterogeneous risk perceptions, needs, and constraints into the design of rural climate and insurance services.