Dr. Ana Maria Peredo is a Professor in the Peter B Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, and the director of the Centre for Co-Operative Based Economy at the same school, as well as Director of the BC Institute of Co-operative Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on the role of business in society, specifically poverty alleviation and business emerging from civil society. As an anthropologist, she has worked for UN and European development agencies involved in rural development projects with the Quechua and Aymara peoples, where a principal responsibility was micro-credit and income generation for Andean indigenous women.
Current position(s), Institution
Professor, University of Victoria
Fields of expertise
Business in society, Poverty alleviation, Social Entrepreneurship
Community Enterprise/Co-operatives, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, International and Local Sustainable Development, Qualitative methods
BA, Psychology & Gender Studies Diploma, Catholic University; MA Social Anthropology, University of Calgary; PhD, Sustainable Development and Environmental Management, Entrepreneurship, University of Calgary