Cynthia 'Mil' Duncan
Research Director, AGree
Cynthia 'Mil' Duncan recently became the research director of AGree, a new initiative to transform food and agriculture policy. Earlier this year, she retired from her post as founding director of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).
Widely recognized for her research on rural poverty and changing rural communities, Mil was a sociologist at UNH. She then became a director of the Ford Foundation’s Community and Resource Development Unit. At the Ford Foundation, she was responsible for a team of national and international leaders in the community development, youth and environmental fields. Mil has also been the associate director of the Rural Economic Policy Program at the Aspen Institute. She is the author of the book Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America and numerous book chapters and articles.
She received a doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky in sociology and is a recipient of the Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Award from the university’s department of sociology. Mil has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Mil lives in New Castle, N.H.
Mil lives in New Castle, N.H.