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Patrick Harney

Patrick Harney Title: Graduate Student
Email: harney-p@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Thesis: Risk, Crisis, and the Prairies: Investigating the Relationship between Culture and Risk among Farmers in the Canadian Prairies
Supervisor: Dr. Matt Dyce & Dr. Ian Mauro
Entry: Fall 2021

Research Interests:
My research focuses on how culture, values, politics and ideology shape perception of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies among Canadian farmers. My project highlights the critical role of values-based and cross-cultural understanding in forging effective climate action. My research will investigate and integrate social research, digital storytelling, and the critical role that climate communications play especially when attuned to the needs and values of communities.

I graduated with a BA Honours in Anthropology from the University of Winnipeg.  My choice to join the MESC is motivated by a growing sense of urgency regarding the broad societal change necessary to face the climate emergency.