I am Research Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA. My research explores the dynamics of socioenvironmental conflict in the context of extractive industry activity and large-scale infrastructure development. I am especially interested in the implications of such investments on more vulnerable groups such as indigenous peoples and women but also on regional societies. Much of my work has focused on these dynamics in Andean countries but also in the Chaco and Amazonia, and elsewhere in Latin America. More recently, I co-led a global scoping study on Extractive Industries, Infrastructure Development, Forest Loss and Forest Community Rights for the Climate and Land Use Alliance.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, environment, human rights