Our Textbook is Almost Out!

This is a thumbnail of the cover for preliminary edition of the new ENVS 002 International Environmental Studies textbook that I co-edited with Katlyn S. Morris, V. Ernesto Méndez and Saleem M. Ali. Katlyn Morris will be using this text in ENVS 002 for Spring 2014 and we will launch a revised 'First Edition' for the general public in time for Spring 2015.

This is a thumbnail of the cover for the preliminary edition of the new ENVS 002 International Environmental Studies textbook that I co-edited with Katlyn S. Morris, V. Ernesto Méndez and Saleem M. Ali at the University of Vermont. Katlyn Morris will be using this text in ENVS 002 for Spring 2014 and we will launch a revised ‘First Edition’ for the general public in time for Spring 2015.

2 conferences in Chicago next week

On Tuesday I will join my colleague, Veronica Davidov (Monmouth University), at The Future of NGO Studies conference sponsored by the Northern Illinois University NGO Leadership and Development Program in Chicago from the 19th to the 20th.

I’m looking forward to our panel, It’s About Time: Temporality as a lens for NGO Studies, with Barbara Andersen, Janet Chernela and Laura Zanotti, Jim Igoe, Mary Mostafanezhad and Christy Schuetze!

Then it’s on to the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Nov. 20th-24th), where I will present a paper titled, One Leader, One Forest: Introducing Exotic Tree Enclosures in Mozambique, which is part of the session titled, The Spatial Politics of Enclosure: Creating Persons and Publics.

Article in Area is out!

The special issue “Field Methods in Closed Contexts” (edited by my colleague Natalie Koch in the Department of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University) in the journal Area is finally out!

This was an inspiring group effort and I enjoyed working with everyone on this project!

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.2013.45.issue-4/issuetoc

I discuss “The Allure and Privileging of Danger Over Everyday Practice in Field Research” amidst the illegal logging trade in Zambézia, Mozambique.

Welcome!

This virtual space includes information about past and present research conducted by Ingrid L. Nelson, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Vermont (UVM).

Ingrid’s research focuses on the political ecologies of changing land and other natural resource use and environmental activism in rural areas, specifically in Mozambique. Her recent work examines masculinities, class, and gender dynamics in forest conservation; afforestation “land grabs;” and illegal timber trade contexts in Mozambique. At the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), she collaborated on a project examining how social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are used for conservation initiatives, and the implications of this for on-the-ground changes in the geographies of conservation.

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