Corbin Hodges is a post-doctoral researcher in the Geography Department where he obtained his PhD in 2020. As a graduate student, Corbin was a USAID Borlaug Fellow. He holds a MS in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolution from Cornell University. Last, Corbin's academic journey began at Jamestown Community College.
Corbin Hodges is broadly interested in researching the causes of poverty and ways in which to sustainably improve human well-being and conducts his research in two distinct populations. First, Corbin is studying basic needs within the post-secondary student population at UCSB where his research examines how stigma influences utilization of basic needs services, who experiences stigma, and if and how programs can decrease stigma. Second, Corbin is continuing his dissertation research examining the confluence of development, livelihoods and food security in Central America. Current projects include understanding if urban residents respond to food security questions differently than rural residents (assuming similar diets) and how female participation in labor markets changes household well-being in Guatemala.