Dr. Ana Maria Peredo is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Ana María joined the School of Environmental Studies in July 2016, prior to which she was a member of the Gustavson School of Business (2000-2016) and Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (2008-2014) at UVic. Her research focuses on the role of business in society, specifically poverty alleviation and business emerging from civil society. As an anthropologist, she has worked for UN and European development agencies involved in rural development projects with the Quechua and Aymara peoples, where a principal responsibility was micro-credit and income generation for Andean indigenous women.
Current position(s), Institution
Professor, University of Victoria
Fields of expertise
Business in society, Poverty alleviation, Social Entrepreneurship
Community Enterprise/Co-operatives, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, International and Local Sustainable Development, Qualitative methods
BA, Psychology & Gender Studies Diploma, Catholic University; MA Social Anthropology, University of Calgary; PhD, Sustainable Development and Environmental Management, Entrepreneurship, University of Calgary