Christine DeMyers


Christine DeMyers, Ph.D. is an anthropologist who works with a range of community leaders and stakeholders to who are preparing for or responding to water management challenges in southern Louisiana.

DeMyers collects and analyzes primary data (audio, video, field notes, workshops and focus groups; structured, unstructured, or semi-structured interviews; and surveys) to understand and aggregate experiences with—and solutions to—environmental risks. She applies systematic summaries of relevant community and stakeholder perspectives to sustainable water management and climate change adaptation plans.

Prior to joining the Institute, DeMyers led independent research on stakeholder roles in developing sustainable cities and grassroots solutions to social and environmental inequalities in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Colorado River Basin.