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Dr. Cornelia Flora • Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University

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Cornelia Flora, Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University

BA University of California, Berkeley
MS, PhD Cornell University

1902 George Allen Ave, Ames, IA 50010
(515) 451-9636
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Cornelia Flora's research interests include international and domestic development, community, and the sociology of science and technology, particularly as related to agriculture and participatory change. Socio-technical regime change and capitals transformations (natural, cultural, human, social, political and financial/built capitals) guide her current research includes work on the community development, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, with particular attention to how class, gender, and ethnicity influence and are influenced by technology and policy. Current research on rural poverty includes action research with persistent poverty communities on the impact of investments by government and private foundations on community-driven holistic sustainability. Current research on sustainable natural resource management focuses on linking social indicators of context, process and impact to information on the threats to environmental quality. Current research on science, technology and community looks at the impact of broadband access on excluded communities..

What's New with Dr. Flora

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change: Testing the Adaptation Coalition Framework in Latin America

The Adaptation Coalition Toolkit: Building Community Resilience to Climate Change

F. David Bronkema and Cornelia Butler Flora. 2015. "Democratizing democracy as community development: insights from popular education in Latin America." Community Development

Learning from Native American Entrepreneurship - Powerpoint Presentation

Flora, C.B. 2011, "Good Food as a Social Movement."

Harvie, J., Ted Schettler, Lelie Mikkelsen, and Cornelia Flora. 2011, "Common Drivers, Common Solutions: Chronic Disease, Climate Change, Nutrition and Agriculture."

Reganold, J.P., D. Jackson-Smith, S.S. Batie, R.R. Harwood, J.L. Kornegay, D. Bucks, C.B. Flora, J.C. Hanson, W.A. Jury, D. Meyer, A. Schumacher, Jr., H. Sehmsdorf, C. Shennan, L.A. Thrupp, and P. Willis. 2011. Transforming U.S. agriculture. Science 332:670-671

Flora, C.B. 2010. “Food security in the context of energy and resource depletion: Sustainable agriculture in developing countries.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 25, Number 2, June, 2010 in Press.

Flora, C.B., M. Livingston, I. Honyestewa and H. Koiyaquaptewa  2009. “Understanding Access and Use of Traditional Food by Hopi Women.”  Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition  4: 158-171.

Flora, C.B. and A.H. Gillespie. 2009. “Making Healthy Choices to Reduce Childhood Obesity:  Community Capitals and Food and Fitness.”  Community Development:  Journal of the Community Development Society. 40: 1-9.

Flora, C.B. and M. Emery. 2011. “Vocational Learning by and for Native Americans in the United States of America.” In R. Catts, I.Falk and R. Wallace(eds.) Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice.  :Springer.

Flora, C.B. and M. Delaney. 2010.  Pp. 36-41 in J. Kuan Cubillas. “Movilización de la sociedad civil en un contexto dominado por la agricultura industrial.” Desarrollo Rural Territorial y Gobernanza de los Recursos Naturales: Reflexiones en los Andes.  Lima, Perú: CONDESAN.

Flora, C. B. and A. Thiboumery. 2009. “Governance of Landscape Systems: A Dinner Party Approach.” Pp: 95-105 in K. Moore (ed.) The Sciences and Art of Adaptive Management: Innovating for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. Akeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society

Valdivia, C., M. Gold, L Zabek, J. Arbuckle, and C. Flora.  2009. “Human and Institutional Dimensions of Agroforestry.”  Pp. 339-366 in H.E. Garrett (ed.) North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice 2nd edition.  Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc.

Flora, C.B. 2009. “The Role of Philanthropy in the Next Ten Years: Innovative Systemic Change for Sustainability in a Climate of Scarcity and Uncertainty”.  Pp.65-69 in M. Lawless (ed.). Looking Forward: Perspectives on Future Opportunities for Philanthropy.  Coral Gables, FL: Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.