Dr. Patrick Chassé
University of Saskatchewan (RA alum)
Patrick Chassé, Ph.D. is a Research Associate with MECCE working on indicator development with the Axis 2 Working Group. He is an expert on environmental issues in Latin American and his current research explores how peasant communities are coping with the effects of climate change. His past research has examined the environmental effects of Guatemala’s 1952 Agrarian Reform, the socio-ecological consequences of cotton cultivation, and the origins of chronic malnutrition in Central America. He has worked in rural Guatemala as a human rights accompanier and continues to work alongside peasant organizations that promote sustainable agriculture and advocate for a more equitable redistribution of land.