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Ute Brady

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Student Worker IV
Student Worker, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Environmental Social Science
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

I am a non-traditional PhD student in Arizona State University's environmental social science program. Prior to entering graduate school, I worked in the legal field as a paralegal and office manager.

I am passionate about wildlife conservation and fascinated by institutions, i.e., the rules, norms, and shared strategies that humans use to engage with each other and the environment. My PhD dissertation is focused on assessing the role that international wildlife treaties play in generating the necessary collective action to foster wildlife conservation and the preservation of global biodiversity. I utilize common pool resource theories and methodologies — specifically the institutional grammar tool, the design principles of long-enduring governance systems, and the Robustness and IAD frameworks — to investigate both the written and perceived rule structure of four wildlife treaties in two treaty member countries (South Africa and Kenya).

The nature of my research mandates an interdisciplinary scholarly approach. I draw on the knowledge of a variety of social and natural science disciplines, including political science, legal theory, conservation biology, new institutionalism, and anthropology. I also rely on and benefit from collaborations with students and faculty in the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Gerber lab, and the Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment. These interactions have broadened my intellectual horizon by inspiring me to view global conservation issues through a variety of different scholarly lenses.

I am a German native and spent my childhood growing up in Canada and Germany. Before moving to Arizona, I traveled throughout Europe, the U.S., and Canada before settling in Arizona. I still enjoy traveling and spending my free time running and hiking with my husband and our dog.

Education

M.A. (May 2015)

Environmental Social Science
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 

B.S. (December 2012, Summa Cum Laude)

Sustainability (Sustainable Ecosystems) | Science, Technology and Society (minor)
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
 

Research Interests
  • environmental policy
  • institutional analysis
  • complex social-ecological systems
  • conservation biology
  • environmental ethics
  • collective action
  • polycentricity
Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Ratajczyk, E., Brady, U., Baggio, J. A., Barnett, A. J., Perez-Ibarra, I., Rollins, N., Rubiños, C., Shin, H. C., Yu, D. J., Aggarwal, R., Anderies, J. M., Janssen, M. A. (2016). Challenges and opportunities in coding the commons: problems, procedures, and potential solutions in large-N comparative case studies. International Journal of the Commons, 10(2), 440–466. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.652
  • Baggio, J. A., Barnett, A. J., Perez-Ibarra, I., Brady, U., Ratajczyk, E., Rollins, N., Rubiños, C., Shin, H. C., Yu, D. J., Aggarwal, R., Anderies, J. M., Janssen, M. A. (2016). Explaining success and failure in the commons: the configural nature of Ostrom's institutional design principles. International Journal of the Commons, 10(2), 417–439. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.634
  • Barnett, A. J., Baggio, J. A., Shin, H. C., Yu, D. J., Perez-Ibarra, I., Rubiños, C., Brady, U., Ratajczyk, E., Rollins, N., Aggarwal, R., Anderies, J. M., Janssen, M. A. (2016). An iterative approach to case study analysis: insights from qualitative analysis of quantitative inconsistencies. International Journal of the Commons, 10(2), 467–494. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.632

Working papers

  • Basurto, X.; Bennett, A.; Carter, D.; Hanlon, J.; Heikkila, T.; Olivier, T.; Schlager, E.; Siddiki, S.; Weible, C.; Brady, U.; Lien, A.; Miller Chonaiew, S. (2018). Institutional Analysis of Rules-In-Form Coding Guidelines (CBIE Working Paper Series #2018-006). empe, Arizona. Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE). Retrieved from: https://cbie.asu.edu/institutional-analysis-rules-form-coding-guidelines.
  • Bernstein M.J., Mancha-Cisneros M.M., Tyson M., Brady U., Shin H., Smith-Heisters S., Vallury S., Rubiños C.A., Ratajczyk E. (2018). Making Sense of a Babbling Equilibrium across Common-pool Resources Frameworks (CBIE Working Paper Series #2018-005). Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE). Retrieved from: https://cbie.asu.edu/making-sense-babbling-equilibrium-across-common-poo....
  • Carr Kelman, Candice, Brady, U., Baggio, J. A., Lee, J., Rojas, C., Srinivasan, J, Vallury, S., Schoon, M. (2018). Practitioner Brief on Factors for Effective Environmental Management Collaboration (CBIE Working Paper Series #2018-003). Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE). Retrieved from: https://cbie.asu.edu/practitioner-brief-factors-effective-environmental-....

 

Research Activity

CONFERENCES

  • Brady, U., Anderies, John M., Barreteau, O., Therville, C., Brown, K., Fabricius, C. Naylor, L. (2017). Facing global changes with resource over-appropriation and under-provision of public services: Exploring robustness-fragility trade-offs in three coastal areas. Contributed session oral presentation. Resilience 2017 Conference. Stockholm, Sweden. August 20-23, 2017.
  • Brady, U. (2017). Coding Anarchy: Using the IGT to decipher the enigma of international wildlife governance. 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. Utrecht, the Netherlands. July 10-14, 2017.
  • Brady, U. (2017). Coding Anarchy: Utilizing the Institutional Grammar Tool to understand institutional feedbacks and fit of international wildlife governance treaties. 2017 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference. Tucson, Arizona. June 21-24, 2017.
  • Brady, U. (2017). Utilizing the Institutional Grammar Tool to Understand Institutional Feedbacks and Fit of International Wildlife Governance Treaties. 75th Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference. Chicago, Illinois. April 6-9, 2017.
  • Brady, U.; and Anderies, J.M. (2015). From Cornwall to Eden via Languedoc: A Comparative Analysis of Coastal Vulnerabilities to Climate Change in Britain, France, and South Africa. Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) Conference. Stellenbosch, South Africa. November 3-5, 2015.
  • Ratajczyk, E.; and Brady, U. (2015). Challenges and opportunities in coding the commons: Problems, procedures, and potential solutions in large-N comparative case studies. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Edmonton, Alberta. Canada. May 25-29, 2015.
  • Brady, U. (2015). The Red Herring of CITES : The Ethical Implications of Applying a Conservation Discourse to a Trade Agreement. Master’s-in-Passing presentation at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change’s Annual Symposium. Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. April 24, 2015.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Brady, U. and Ratajczyk, E. (2015). Challenges and Opportunities in Coding the Commons. Poster presented at the Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment’s (CBIE) Symposium and Workshop entitled Sustaining the Commons: Interplay between Theory and Practice. Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. March 19, 2015.

 

Professional Associations

International Association for the Study of the Commons. Member. (2015-present). | Society for Conservation Biology. Member. (2015-present). | American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member. (2016-present). | Midwest Political Science Association. Member. (2017-present).

Service
  • Panel organizer. “Breaking the Code: Synthesizing Coding Efforts for Social-Ecological Systems Research.” In preparation for the 2017 International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Biennial Conference. October 2016 to present.
  • Codebook Development Working Group. Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment (CBIE). Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. Established and co-lead working group. (August 2015-present).
  • Association of All Graduate Students (AAGS). School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. Environmental Social Science doctoral program approach representative (2015-2016 academic year).
  • Reviewer. International Journal of the Commons; Ecology and Society.