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Mil Duncan is Research Director of AGree. From 2004-2011 she was Professor of Sociology and founding director of the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute, an interdisciplinary research center focused on vulnerable families and sustainable development in rural America. From 2000-2004 she served as the Ford Foundation’s Director of Community and Resource Development; from 1989-2000 she was a professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. Duncan recently updated Worlds Apart: Poverty and Politics in Rural America (Yale University Press 2014), which won the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award. She has written numerous articles and chapters on poverty and development, and edited Rural Poverty in America. Among her awards are the Earl D. Wallace Award for Contribution to Education Reform in Kentucky, the Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Award for Sociology at the University of Kentucky, Distinguished Lecturer talks, and several public service awards. She serves on several regional boards related to philanthropy and policy. Mil Duncan received her BA in English from Stanford University, and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

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