Committed to Social Change Through Mobilizing Community Resources

Ana Maria Peredo
Ana María Peredo, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada. Currently a member of the School of Environmental Studies, she was a member of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business from 2000 to June 2016, and from 2008 to 2014 was also Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy at UVic.

A native of Peru, Dr. Peredo received her Ph.D. with a specialization in Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development from The University of Calgary.

Ana María has a strong interest in community alternatives and participatory action research among indigenous people, arising in part from her work as an anthropologist, and as a journalist with one of Peru’s leading dailies. She is a pioneer in the field of community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty.

Ana María has published her research in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Inquiry, Humanity and Society, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and Journal of World Business. She has also published a number of book chapters, several opinion pieces, and appears in several videos connected with her work.

Ana María was recipient of UVic’s prestigious
Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization for 2013, in which was cited for displaying ‘a penchant and passion for mobilizing knowledge for the cause of poverty alleviation.’ In the same year, she received a University of Victoria Community Leadership Award, acknowledging ‘outstanding leadership in linking UVic and the community for greater public benefit.’ The Canadian Bureau for International Education awarded Ana María its Internationalization Leadership Award for 2008, an award meant ‘to recognize outstanding leadership in the internationalization of Canadian education and/or the international education profession.’ She was a finalist for the Aspen Institute for Business Education Faculty Pioneer Awards for 2008, and was named ‘Ascendant Scholar for 2007’ by the Western Academy of Management. During the 2007/08 academic year she was a Visiting Fellow at the Global Poverty Research Group in the University of Oxford. Ana María also received the ‘Research Excellence Award’ from the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria for 2005.

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Click here to view recent opinion pieces

Click here to view a blog I wrote while I was doing fieldwork in the Andes during April 2015

Click here to view videos I have done on my work