Cynthia 'Mil' Duncan

Research Director, AGree

Widely recognized for her research on rural poverty and changing rural communities, Mil was a sociologist at the University of New Hampshire for twelve years. In 2000 she became 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. She is the author of the book Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America and numerous book chapters and articles. In 2004 she returned to UNH to be founding director of the Carsey Institute.

Currently she is research director with AGree, an initiative to develop new food and agricultural policies. She received her Masters and PhD from the University of Kentucky in sociology and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Mil lives in New Castle, N.H.

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