Ingrid L. Nelson is currently an 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. She is currently co-editing with Dr. Wendy Harcourt (ISS) a new book about practicing feminist political ecologies.