I am a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development in the Department of Anthropology and School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex.

My research interests focus on Amazonia, its peoples, cultures and past and future development.

My first research project was on indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon, examining their social relations, notions of hierarchy and their interactions with the national and international economy, particularly in relation to the timber industry.

My current work is on the spread of mechanised agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon and its effects on local people and economies, as well as connected environmental issues.

I also have a growing interest in REDD+ schemes and the potential role of the Amazon in climate change mitigation policies.

My general research interests also include inter-ethnic relations, identity and rights.



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