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Anthony Bebbington is the Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at the Graduate School of Geography. He is also Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Research Associate with Rimisp- Latin American Center for Rural Development, Chile, and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as a Director of Oxfam America. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, an Australia Laureate Fellow, and has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and the Iberoamerican Institute and Freie Universität of Berlin, among others. He is an editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Associate Editor of the journal World Development. Prior to Clark he has held positions at the Universities of Manchester, Colorado-Boulder and Cambridge, and at the World Bank, International Institute for Environment and Development and the Overseas Development Institute. Tony’s work addresses the political ecology of rural change with a particular focus on extractive industries and socio-environmental conflicts, social movements, indigenous organizations, livelihoods. He has worked throughout South and Central America, though primarily in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, and more recently in El Salvador. See the following websites for more on this research: innovacionesinstitucionales.wordpress.com; www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/research/andes; www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/research/socialmovements; http://industriasextractivas.wordpress.com.

 

Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Research Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA.   Her research has addressed the political ecology of natural gas in Bolivia and the implications of the gas economy for both indigenous peoples and regional societies, as well as mining conflicts in Peru.  More recently, she co-led a global scoping study on Extractive Industries, Infrastructure Development, Forest Loss and Forest Community Rights for the Climate and Land Use Alliance.  Prior to her academic research she served as Representative to Peru for the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), South American Regional Sub-Director for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Latin America Program Coordinator for the Global Greengrants Fund (GGF).  Publications from her research have appeared in the Environmental Science and Policy, World Development, Iconos, Development and Change, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Ecuador Debate, Umbrales, and the Journal of Latin American Geography and others. 

 

John Rogan is a Professor of Geography at Clark University. He specializes in landscape ecology, fire ecology, optical remote sensing and GIScience. Recent research projects have involved monitoring land cover change in California using remote sensing date, mapping wildfire burn severity in southern California and southeastern Arizona, and mapping forest types in Massachusetts using multi-season Landsat data. Dr. Rogan received his Ph.D. (Geography) degree from the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was funded by a research grant from NASA's Land Cover and Land Use Change Program. He received M.A. and B.A. degrees (Geography) from the University of Arizona.

 

 

 

RESEARCHERS

Nicholas Cuba is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Geography at Clark University. His work analyzes data from multiple sources to measure, model, and describe ecological properties and processes over space and time, drawing inferences about the functioning and governance of socio-environment systems. Primarily drawing on remote sensing, GIS, and data science as methods, he investigates disruption to communities driven by climate change and localized impacts of extractive and infrastructure development. Much of his past and current research has purposefully engaged with international civil society and legal groups such as Oxfam America, Oxfam Honduras and the Center for Climate Crimes Analysis. He was previously a Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society at Brown University, and holds a PhD in Geography and MA in GIS from Clark University and a BA in Geology from Amherst College.

 

 

Laura Aileen Sauls is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and a Research Scientist with Extractives@Clark. She completed her PhD in 2019 with a dissertation project that examined how international climate policy influences forest governance in Indigenous territories and community lands in Central America. Another line of inquiry examines how extractive industries and infrastructure expansion implicate community rights and resource conflict, particularly in rural areas. She works closely with civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations, especially the Regional Research Program on Development and Environment (PRISMA) and Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB), and these collaborations have shaped her research agenda. Prior to undertaking a PhD, she served for five years in the Office of International & Tribal Affairs of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She holds a BA in International Relations and in Environmental Science & Policy from the College of William & Mary and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.

STUDENTS

Maria del Pilar Delpino Marimon is a first-year PhD student at Clark. Pilar earned a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from the Universidad Católica Pontificia of Peru and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Cornell, and has worked as a lecturer in geography at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Delpino is interested in spatial inequality, informality and regionalization processes in cross-border areas between Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia.

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