Gina Gilson

Research Scientist, Environmental Policy Programs, Udall Center
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My interests are broadly related to water governance and the intersection between formal institutions (i.e. legal frameworks and policies) and informal institutions (i.e. social norms and trust). In my research, I have used qualitative methods to examine market-based strategies in Kenya and the Western US, with special attention to collaborative processes and power dynamics. I will receive my PhD in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford in 2024. 


  • PhD Candidate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment. University of Oxford
  • M.S. Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. University of Oxford
  • B.S. Biology & Environmental Science with Spanish Minor. Creighton University