Christine Sanders

University of Missouri

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Christine Sanders is an emergent researcher focused on the socio-ecological contributions and experiences of small-medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) across urban-rural landscapes. Sanders’ research interests focus on how SME leaders engage with “community finance” actors and navigate finance-oriented resources perceived as necessary for livelihood sustainability, risk management, resilience, and growth. Human-environment systems, community organization and interaction, pragmatism, and the expanding “sustainable finance” narrative are central to her research design. Sanders is currently a PhD candidate in the division of applied social sciences, with emphases on sustainable development and rural sociology, at the University of Missouri.