Karen Snyder is Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. She conducts research and evaluation on policies and interventions that address modern slavery and human trafficking and development policy, climate change, and public health.
Karen was a 2018 Visiting Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. She is a biocultural anthropologist, public health expert and professional evaluator with more than 25 years’ experience improving policies and practices in anti-trafficking, health and the environment.
Karen has expertise in strategic planning, project implementation and program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative methods, outreach and communication in the academic, non—profit, government and philanthropic sectors. She utilizes gender and culturally-sensitive perspectives in all her work. Karen has had practical involvement with diverse issues and populations including people in slavery conditions, female workers, immigrant communities, Aboriginal and refugee populations, HIV/AIDS, maternal child health, and environmental health in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Karen will be teaching PPGA 514 (Research Design and Qualitative Methods) in Term 2 (January – April 2021) at UBC.
She has also taught graduate courses in Program Planning and Evaluation, and undergraduate courses in Global Health.